Stella gets her groove back

Discussion in 'Horse Training' started by mooselady, Oct 2, 2018.

  1. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    We can but hope....In the end time will tell, as well as who ever else I get involved...

    As I said before it’s so interesting is the diversity of online opinions, from a range of people, going from horribly dead lame, to just looks lazy...it will be interesting to see how she is after the next few days, too cold for turn out, so will be in her stall with limited arena turn out time...next thing on the agenda, groundwork clinic at the weekend.
     
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  2. sherian

    sherian Senior Member

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    ask two horseman, get three opinions
     
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    LoveTrail Senior Member

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    She's in the middle obviously. :D

    I would give it at least until spring to figure her out. People do buy lame horses knowingly all the time. I've sold two that way. And you might get it figured out sooner rather than later.

    I would start out treating her the cheap way first like addressing it as if she has both types of ulcers. And for regular ulcers she might be low end so doesn't need that full treatment of one full tube of Ulcer Guard per day for a month. I would try a quarter a day for eight days and see if it makes any change. Or try previcox or bute for a few days and see if that makes a difference. And I have even found with some horses corn in the grain makes them foot sore or in Foxy's case, affect his balance. So she could be on the wrong feed for her.

    Good luck!
     
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    turnnburnlynx Senior Member

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    I wouldnt be too concerned about the super mild lameness, I dont personally think this is going to be something that requires ongoing maintenance. She is a young out of shape horse, it happens
     
  5. doublelranch

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    @mooselady how common is EPM in your area? The past couple of years I have known 3 horses with very mild unexplainable RH lameness. One horse was hauled 400 miles to a different vet since none local figured it out. All had EPM, and it has seriously made me paranoid.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    Rein lame.
     
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    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    What ever happened to that roan that was coming in for training?
     
  8. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Change of plan.....last I heard it was on hold for now.
     
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    mooselady Senior Member

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    Mmmmm don’t know, will have to check with the vet, never heard of it here.
     
  10. sherian

    sherian Senior Member

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    I'm in Manitoba (so one province over) we have seen a fair number of horses test positive for Lymes, a few for anaplasmosis but never heard of anyone with EPM, though no possums here, too cold, so unlikely anyone would test for it.
     
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