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    Default Wobblers Research

    I have a friend with a just turned 2 y/o colt that has been diagnosed as being a wobbler. She is going to put him down but was curious to know if there is any place doing research on wobblers that would be interested in taking him first. Its a shame because he is a really nice colt with tons of talent, but he is unmarketable

    We are located in Kentucky, so would prefer something close. I know UK/Gluck has been doing some research on Wobblers, but do not know if they are taking horses for donations. If anyone has any ideas, please let me know. TIA!
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    You have a PM
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    I had one diagnosed as well - he was fixed chiropractically - and continued a long life of eventing and hunting. Slim chance, but never hurts to check.
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    Dlee - The vet is confident he is a wobbler. He is able to move around his pasture ok, but does not appear stable enough to be a riding horse.

    Absolut - thank you!
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    The owner has put lots of money into him for treatment and is willing to give him away if someone wants to put the additional effort into him. I had mentioned possibly donating him for research, which is why I was asking here for possible places.
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    The University of Pennsylvania, New Bolton Center had a protocol that involved limiting their food intake and slowing their growth. One person I know claims success. She might want to check with them.
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    I'll pass the protocol on to her.
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    I raised a Wobbler. He came with X-rays and full work ups from a vet at Rood & Riddle I believe. He was very unstable, fell alot, pull his tail he'd fall over, wouldn't back up, etc. I called a chiropractor and $45 later he was good to go! In his case, he had multiple vertebrae pinching his spinal cord, plus his pelvis was all crooked. (all from injuries caused by aforementioned vet!)

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    I believe that Virginia Tech does a lot of surgeries for wobblers.



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