WTF is wrong with my horse????
What makes a horse go rapidly lamer on all 4 legs? Not Lyme.
So 3 weeks ago horse felt SLIGHTLY off, like .5, on rt hind. Called vet. Vet saw horse a few days later (week and a half ago). Horse flexed positive rt front coffin joint, both stifles. Mildy lame on the lunge, pretty lame u/s. Horse was lamer at vet visit than when I called for appointment.
At that time, vet felt that horse was foot sore and hind end issues were related to compensation. Shock waved both hind suspenories. Made plan to do 2 more shockwave tx and switch to aluminum shoes. At end of shockwave blister stifles. Felt that time off was bad and should do light work. Sent off lyme titer.
Lyme titer negative, treating for it anyway w/ doxy. Started isoxeprene and daily previcox.
Horse has been getting progressively and rapidly worse.
He had been lame, but not god awful, on the lunge, and WAY worse under saddle. U/S he couldn't really trot or canter. Even at the walk he feels wrong. On the lunge he would do all 3 gaits, but was reluctant to canter and would buck alot.
Now, as of yesterday, he is crippled lame on the lunge. He is worse rt hind/ front, but is lame all 4 legs.
Vet is coming back on Thursday. I am so very worried about my poor horse.
Horse is 6, TB, not raced. In work 6 days/ week. Has a topline, does correct work.