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    Yes to scratches but possible interference injury...

    Yes to scratches but possible interference injury as well. He is a new horse and is under muscled. Farrier fit him wide with trailers to help him but vet feels the excess shoe is causing him to...
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    So just an update vet came out and said horse was...

    So just an update vet came out and said horse was 1.5 lame on right hind. I did point out the scratches and sensitivity on both ankles. We decided to X-ray the hock, the stifle and then fetlock....
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    Can scratches cause lameness?

    I've been dealing with a nasty case of scratches especially on a right hind inside fetlock. He is off going to right but improves with work slightly. Could something that obvious cause lameness? Have...
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    Thank you everyone! That is why I love the COTH...

    Thank you everyone! That is why I love the COTH forum! Some really good tips! I rode yesterday and did a lot of transitions from walk to trot and once he was really settled in the walk/trot...
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    Thanks fordtraktor! Eases my mind just a bit:)...

    Thanks fordtraktor! Eases my mind just a bit:) and gives me new hope!
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    OTTB right lead canter issues (swapping)

    My 6 year old OTTB gelding that I just started to put into consistent work for about three months after having some R&R first, has issues holding his hind lead going to the right. I've had a vet out...
  7. new laser treatment for fibrotic myopathy? Anyone try? Or other treatments?

    I think my horse may have this in his left hind leg. It's a hard mass near hamstring and he does move differently on that leg by placing in down instead of pushing through. Seems to be better with a...
  8. Thread: EPM info?

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    So just an update and asking for advise from the...

    So just an update and asking for advise from the community; my horse has had about a month of the Marquis treatment and he looks to be doing better. He was originally diagnosed with EMP through a vet...
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    I'm also leaning towards not injecting the...

    I'm also leaning towards not injecting the stifle. My guy who came off the track (but spent a year in his stall at the track only to get out once or twice a day to hot walk- did not race- can you say...
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    Guess it can't hurt to try! Thanks

    Guess it can't hurt to try! Thanks
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    gastro guard rebate question

    Unfortunately I had to treat my horse again with another 28 days of GG. According to the website for Merial, the rebate is only good for one round of GG? Is that true? Anyone try submitting more than...
  12. Thread: EPM info?

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    Wish it was more then canter leads but a general...

    Wish it was more then canter leads but a general wasting away of his top line despite ulcer treatment, proper feed and training. Prepurchase vet remarked he looked like a rescue case after seeing him...
  13. Thread: EPM info?

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    So based on blood work and field test he is...

    So based on blood work and field test he is confirmed? epm. So now we start treatment. Luckily I do have insurance but I'm discouraged by the disease. I event so really don't want a neurological...
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    EPM info?

    Hi Guys

    I know people discuss this but I can't seem to find anything via a search. My horse might have it based on observations with the vet today. Just trying to find out as much info I can on it...
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    Estrone forever?

    Those who have your horses on estrone for stifles, what is your vets recommendation? Do you keep them on it for just the initial period or is your horse on it as part of their maintenance? I started...
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    Not good. Had that in the hind left stifle. Even...

    Not good. Had that in the hind left stifle. Even after shockwave and surgery, he was pretty lame. 3/5. I ended up putting him down this spring 3 years post injury. He got to the point where he...
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    I've had some success? with the powder Omeprazole...

    I've had some success? with the powder Omeprazole after treating two months of GG. Cost is good and horse seems to be ok? Eating and gaining weight. Not sure if I will keep him on it since I was told...
  18. Following this thread as well. I have a 3 month...

    Following this thread as well. I have a 3 month old border collie puppy who pees outside like a champ but likes to poop on the carpets. My question is how long do you stay outside? I've waited over...
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    No good story here. My prelim eventer was on off...

    No good story here. My prelim eventer was on off sound for 5 years till a similar finally was seen via xray. Original X-rays showed nothing but was told an MRI would have picked it up earlier. I...
  20. Thread: Glueon Shoes

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    350.00 cash. That includes 2 glue ons and two...

    350.00 cash. That includes 2 glue ons and two hind nail ons with clips. Every. 4. Weeks. If you do the math (which I refuse to do because I'm in denial) it's a lot of $$$$. Did it for 3 years. Never...
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    And he is fine with going to his knees and...

    And he is fine with going to his knees and someone holding his foot. he will lay out on his side once he is down. Strangest thing!
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    Since he was a foal at 3 months and he did it...

    Since he was a foal at 3 months and he did it then. He is fine if it's just more than the average cleaning of the hoof. Hoping it is just a youth/balance thing but want to nip it in the bud before he...
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    Yearling won't stand up for blacksmith.

    Title says it all. More with front legs. He is pretty good about picking feet but any extended time will result in horse falling to knees or totally down on side. Is this normal? Any thoughts on how...
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    Got it. Getting two estimates this week. Let me...

    Got it. Getting two estimates this week. Let me ask you this, I ride alone, like to jump a few fences for practice and do flat work. Could I get away with something smaller?
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    Event rider trying out the hunters

    Hey Hunter people

    Need some help/tips. After competing in eventing for many years, I would like to try the hunters. My horse is very quiet and rhythmical to the fences so I think he should do ok....
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