Sudden Sticky Stifles

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  1. Canchaser18

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    He most definitely will not be for sale without a lameness exam. Quite frankly, he’ll more than likely stay with me no matter what. I’m just looking for ideas on what could cause the sudden problem.
     
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    Would you happen to know bloodlines that carry it?
     
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    Send off a hair sample for testing, it's not expensive. Good luck.
     
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    I know it can be in anything with easy jet and midnight back in the pedigree. But it’s really something that should be tested for if it’s suspect as PSSM is showing up in all sorts of bloodlines. But more prevalent in barrel horses.
     
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    PSSM or Lyme. Both tests are inexpensive and fairly speedy. Best of luck!
     
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    So just some more info. He sweats a lot. There’s been a couple instances where I’ve had him out and he’ll be standing and sweating and every other horse around him is fine. He also doesn’t like the area cold hosed with any sort of pressure. He dances and turns his hind end completely away from you, and if you get him where he can’t swing away he goes back and forth as much as he can. Also, cold hosing over his SI area he drops in a similar way. He seems to look best at the beginning of the day when he comes out of his stall and gets worse with the dropping out as the day goes on. I see it more when I bring him in at night than when I pull him out in the am. He had a negative Lyme test in April, we tested because of how grouchy he was. That has since disappeared, but I’d be willing to test again.
    I’ll link his papers just in case someone sees a common PSSM name.
    Bet Tigers Tuff Quarter Horse
     
  9. manesntails

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    No horse likes water on them with pressure. Do that to yourself. See how it feels. When you cold hose, that is for injury and you let the water just run over the area, no pressure.

    If the horse is hot from exercise, no injury use warm or, at least, not ice cold. You will find if you use a 5 gal bucket of warm water and a sponge, he isn't, after he gets the idea that the water isn't his enemy, going to move around, and will stand stalk still for ya.
     
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    It’s not extreme pressure, the shower setting on a nozzle. He stands for every area with zero signs of discomfort other than the ones I mentioned.
     

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