Suspensory Ligament strain

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  1. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    That's a great idea. I'll call them tomorrow. And my farrier is coming sometime this week.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    I wouldn't cancel the Vet.
     
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    save the whales, manes.
     
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    manesntails Senior Member

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    No time for that. :no:
    I'm too busy saving the BB from you~!! o_O
     
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    Can you post pics of legs, when squared up and feet pics. I would always start by looking at the hooves and their balance. Without seeing what is going on, there is no way for us to really say. But, if you're questioning it, you should check with a vet. And yes, cold hose with pressure and may need to gently rub with menthol alcohol or paint with after pin fire paint or may need to sweat with butecort or paint with cortisone, may need to poultice (but i dont like poulticing because my mare's system reacts to it in a negative way) , may need to hand walk on hard even surfaces to make scar tissue matrix heal and lay straighter, etc.
    Get your vet to teach you how to palpate the suspensory.
    If I remember correctly you had another thread last year and I really am suspecting hoof management for these issues. And in that case, may be easy to remedy. What is this horse's work load ?
     
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    Hi, I've never posted here but stalked for a loooong time and I've learnt a lot....But i thought I might be able to help here My horse tore his Deep digital Flexor in June last year, he tore it near the bottom of the tendon near his foot (vet mentioned a burst bursar capsule) after being a complete idiot in the field. He didn't show any lameness in a straight line AT ALL....only when put on a circle he was very very lame and refused to move at first it was thought he strained something but an xray then MRI and the tear was very obvious. 12 months later we are just starting to up his work load again, he's been back for more scans and the tendon has healed although it has scar tissue and there is some adhesion to the ligament nearby which the vet says we have to monitor, so although not career ending its limiting.
    So please don't cancel the vet just in case - I hope it was a bruise but better safe than sorry.
     
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    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    This is a new horse and new farrier because this mare has a funny foot and needed a specialist. He is ELPO certified and has done an incredible job with their feet. He is expensive but so worth it. An recent xray showed his angles met the recommended AAEP recommended standards for farriers to follow to a T. I'm not worried with her that it is her feet. I will get pics this week after he trims her. She is due this week
     
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    Definitely going to take her in tomorrow morning. I had to cancel today's because of bad weather which changed my plans. She wasn't looking to good this morning:cry:
     
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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    Cool. Will love to see feet pics AND xrays if you will please share.
     
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    I think I have one pic of the xrays on my phone. I need to find it
     
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