Would you buy a horse that has had tie back surgery? Does anyone
have experience competing a horse at training or prelim that has undergone
the procedure? Is there much chance that the surgery could fail?
Never had one done, but I've been told that they don't last forever. That said, most roarers can compete just fine in eventing. So even if the noise starts coming back, remember that it usually sounds a lot worse than it is.
I have a few around here with various surgeries.... I would be very careful buying ANY horse that has had work done. Lots of these guys have had more than one surgery and often it leads to them having trouble eating and doing basic things like that. Often they will just cough when eating and be fine otherwise.
If you want just pm me, I have 3 horses here that I got off the track and between them they have had 9 procedures. I knew the trainers so know most of the info, plus we had one ourselves that had several operations.
Buyer beware defiantly applies here!!!
owner and friend of members of the Limping And Majestic Equine Society.
Before you buy the horse have it scoped with part of the prepurchase. I know several horses who have had it done, including some four star horses. A good quailty surgery will last forever. It all depends on who did it. Plus if you have the horse scoped you can see how it looks. About 5% of the race community has a laryngeal problem because the left recurrent nerve runs down the neck around the aorta and back to the arteyoidcoricod mucsle that innervates the artenyoids. It's the longest nerve in the body of a horse. With the increased heart rates of race horses, there is wear and tear on the nerve. It's not as uncommon as must people think. I'm a vet student, and if the horse scopes well. I'd buy them. No question.
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