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    Default left dorsal displacement

    anyone dealt with this before?

    Mare ended up at Equine Hospital in next state over. They are trying medical treatment first, and she passed 2 huge piles of manure over night.

    Prognosis is guarded but hopeful.



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    Not specifically, but if she's not a surgical candidate, ask if they'll drop her, then roll her over a few times instead of going IN to correct the displacement. Better to do that before she becomes hugely uncomfortable and starts to bruise.

    Kinda a Hail Mary pass, but worth it.

    Best of luck.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Sansena View Post
    Not specifically, but if she's not a surgical candidate, ask if they'll drop her, then roll her over a few times instead of going IN to correct the displacement. Better to do that before she becomes hugely uncomfortable and starts to bruise.

    Kinda a Hail Mary pass, but worth it.

    Best of luck.
    I asked the owner if she asked why they didn't do that, she did not. I thought I'd do that before surgery.



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    My brain isn't what it used to be, so perhaps left dorsal displacement is more stubborn than displacement somewhere else. But a wise old Dr. I know would recommend this treatment to those who couldn't do surgery.

    Conveniently, his old practice's driveway was on a hill.

    I'm saying little prayers for your horse. Please keep us posted.



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