mystery "lameness"

Discussion in 'Horse Health' started by qtrpony, Aug 7, 2018.

  1. brl_rcr72

    brl_rcr72 Full Member

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    I would get stifles and SI joint looked at for sure. I would not ride her until you figure out what it is. Very cute little mare though!
     
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  2. qtrpony

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    I have literally spent hours online and cannot find any examples of a horse that trots like her with the hind end ugh she cannot be the only one in the world.
     
  3. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Has she had any chiro work done? Just curious.
     
  4. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    Oh for heaven's sake. You don't even have an xray and you're retiring the horse now? Without even attempting to get a real evaluation from a vet? The horse has no diagnosis, no xrays, no treatment has even been tried, nothing.

    Look, those videos you gave are too poor a quality and the animal is too tiny in the shot to determine anything for sure. These people proclaiming they know what's wrong with this horse from that miniscule 10 seconds of video, suggesting all sorts of this and that being the culprit, without even touching the horse, are not what you go by.

    Take the horse to a decent lameness specialist. Get flexions, xrays and get a treatment plan.

    Get xrays, get the horse flexed, and find out what it is. For all you know 2 weeks of anti-inflammatory medication and a gradual return to work will resolve it, or even, it may be that the horse needs work to resolve it - this is often done with hock arthritis. The small bones of the hock are encouraged to fuse and then the horse does not have any discomfort.
     
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  5. qtrpony

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    Actually like I’ve said we’ve had 3 vets do lameness Evals on her. None did X-ray. 2 said Hock pain which we injected and there was zero change. Which is why I posted to get other opinions in hopes someone has seen a horse move like this
     
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  6. Lopinslow

    Lopinslow Senior Member

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    Find a vet who specializes in lameness.

    A full exam, flexions, stays and blocks should be done to determine where the issue is.

    I have a lameness specialist that I go straight to if I have any issues. He is known world wide, and when it comes time ft. Or him to retire, I honestly dont know what I will do
     
  7. Rhythm 'n Blues

    Rhythm 'n Blues Senior Member

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    Either find a lameness vet or get one of the vets you’ve already seen to refer you to a big referral only clinic.

    There is most definitely something going on - that’s not normal at all & there is definitely pain going on. My guess is above the hock, but the rope walking in the back makes me wonder pasterns......definitely need a better vet!
     
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  8. slc

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    Xrays are needed.

    A vet who 'does lameness evals' is every vet in the universe. That's not a lameness specialist.

    Anyone who injects without xrays....it's time for me to go muck some stalls.
     
  9. manesntails

    manesntails Senior Member

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    Go muck some stalls, then; injecting without xrays is a common practice if the horse's symptoms fit the criteria.
     
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  10. slc

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    Maybe in your neck of the woods.
     

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