Suspensory Ligament strain

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  1. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    I can't get into Remi's xrays right now. I can get into the other ones though. I dont know why they are locked. Here is a xray of the other horse to look at just for interest sake. Till I can get into Remi's file. Look at those angles. He is doing an icredible job on these horses feet.
     

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  2. GONE ROPING

    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    Update.

    Had an interesting morning at the vet. Trotting out she was just slightly off on the left on a circle and the same trottting straight out. They palpated the tendon and ligament area and said the saw no reason to think it was soft tissue. But a lot of reasons to think it was in the hoof. They reviewed the xrays from her prepurchase exam of her feet and said there were arthritic changes that did cause for a little concern now that she was lame. But they wanted to take two more views from a different angle to see one part more clearer. I'm glad they did. The first xray came back with what looked like a large pocket between the hoof wall and the lamina. Tapping on her hoof with his knife you could hear a hollow spot in her hoof. There is a pulse in the foot that is slightly stronger than normal as well. Friday morning they will be opening it up to clean it out. It's a closed pocket of white line that's having a hay day in a nice dark oxygenless spot. We are trying to get on top of it as fast as possible due to her being at a high risk of foundering if it is not taken care of sooner than later. We have to get on top of that before we take another look or even think about injecting.

    I was pretty horrified. I thought white line was always visible on the bottom of the foot. But this must have got in through a huge deep crack she had when I got her that went three quarters of the way up her hoof. The crack grew in and I never thought anything else about it. The specialist is coming to the vet to shoe her on Friday as well.

    Has anyone ever heard of this before? I'm not good at explaining stuff like this so if something doesn't make sense jump on my case before my vet or farriers. Lol

    Off to do some research on white line!
     
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  3. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    That's what a good diagnostician does.
     
  4. Alsosusieq2

    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Nope, that's a new one for me. It's always something..
     
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  5. BluemoonOKy

    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    I think you're talking about seedy toe. Probably from (sub) clinical laminitis over a long period of time and lots of toe first landing, long toes underrun heels. I would absolutely make sure the nutrition and exercise regimen are micromanaged. Look up hoof rehab help on Facebook and the ecir groups (equine Cushing and insulin resistance) for lots of helpful information. Glad you're using an Elpo farrier and getting and keeping her feet straightened out. Also, look into California trace minerals plus.
     
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    Thanks! I'm gonna look into that. We have had quite the time getting her feet back on track. Talk about some very under run heels. She is turning into a very high maintenance lady! But that's ok. I'm learning so much. A
     
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    I'm trying to get this mare's diet on track. She is a touch overweight. I ordered the California trace minerals Plus last night and they are on the way. I looked into it and thought it would definitely be beneficial. I am looking around but so far the only ration balancer my town carries is Purina Enrich Plus. I need to double check that they dont have Triple Crown Balancer. Does the Purina look ok for her? I'm going slowly take her off of alfalfa as well and put her on coastal in a small hole hay net. She's not going to like this new diet situation but too bad!

    Friday she gets her feet done at the vet. So her feet are on the right track to better. The vet is pushing to get her better as quick as possible because they don't want her getting to out of shape because she has a problems with locking stifles. Also we don't want her gaining any weight. She is a much happier girl when she is in shape. So we are going to discuss her exercise program and what to do about that Friday.

    Any other advice anyone has for me with this mare please speak up! I'm trying to think if I am missing or overlooking anything.

     
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    GONE ROPING Senior Member+

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    Here is the label for the Purina Enrich Plus. Or would the Triple Crown be better for her? There is also a possibility that I could get Nutrena Empower Balance.
     

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    Kristal H Senior Member

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    Yes this is definitely can occur, white line often starts inside horseshoe nail holes as well. ( many farriers now use cooper coated nails to prevent it). Some believe hot shoeing and sealing the hoof will prevent it.
     
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  10. ~tiffy~

    ~tiffy~ Senior Member

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    I’ve used enrich on my mare. She did good on it for as long as I had her. Kept her weight under control.
    Good luck!! Time to catch a break huh?
     

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