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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 26, 2008
    North Carolina

    Exclamation Unknown lameness...

    My horse had an abscess for about 4 weeks during September, she was then sound for about 1 week and then lame again.
    She is only lame on a small circle to the right.
    The vet nerve blocked both front legs up to knee, both hocks, and left hind leg. (pretty much anything that wont make the horse fall down.)
    She was still lame... The vet has her on bute twice a day and on stall rest.

    Does anyone know if they have seen this before, or know what may be causing her lameness?
    Why walk when you can ride?

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jul. 24, 2006
    Seattle, WA


    I would have a vet who specializes in lameness watch the horse go. And in lieu of that, I would find a good chiro/bodyworker to evaluate the horse. I've had my chiro (who's also my vet) make my lame horses sound many a time. And more than once it's been a case where I'm sure that it's something more serious than a "tweaked" body.

    I would be worried that the horse tweaked something while the abcess was going on since horses are such masters of compensation. It wouldn't be the first time I'd seen a horse look NQR after an abcess (or other injury) is resolved.

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