Lameness experts help!

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  1. WildLittleWren

    WildLittleWren Full Member

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    My mustang seems to be off today. Last time I lunged her she kept doing this little hop into the trot, and when asked to go quicker, would do a little hop forward, light in front for just a second in the hop. I chalked it up to green horse balance issues. This morning, however, she definitely has a head bob, especially to the right. I can't for the life of me determine if it is hind right, or front right. It is definitely on the right though! She was adjusted by a chiro 2 1/2 weeks ago. Right hind was out. She seemed great after that, soft supple, moving even better. I have a regular equine massage lady come out and have a call into her. I am also debating whether I should go ahead and call a vet, or wait and see for a few days in case she just tweaked herself running out in the field. I have attached videos for all of you lameness experts. Apparently, I suck at this. Any help or thoughts are very much appreciates!

    Walking to the left on lunge


    Walking to the right on lunge


    Trotting to the left on lunge


    Trotting to the right on lunge
     
  2. ginster

    ginster Senior Member

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    Looks to me like it's the right front. Any chance she has an abscess? Is one hoof warmer than the other? Or one leg? Any swelling?
     
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    ginster Senior Member

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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Looks right front also.
     
  5. WildLittleWren

    WildLittleWren Full Member

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    Ginster, I don't think it's an abcess, but I guess it could be? All her hooves are cool, no swelling, nothing.
     
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    She isn't reactive on her hoof, I tapped around everywhere I could
     
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    Hm. It was worth a shot.
    Hopefully the others drop in soon.
    is she lame when trotting in a straight line as well?
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Yeah, I'm no lameness expert either ginster like manes is, but she looks like it's her off front to me also.

    Manes is great at discerning where it's at also. I don't think it's an abcess myself by her movement, but I'd defer to manes on that.
     
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    She is worse when on a circle. Its noticeable but barely when trotting in a straight line
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Very slight head bob. Pick her front feet out. Probably brewing an abcess. Look for bruising and take her pulse. I wouldn't waste money on a farm call yet. I wouldn't say it's her hind end, the hop forward she is putting more weight ONTO the hind; she would likely not do that if her hind end were sore.
     
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