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    Default My horses loins and Croup is atrophied!

    My horse horse has been out to pasture for a while now, but recently I have started to ride her again and today I found her in her stall and where her loins meet her croup her muscles were severely atrophied. I was wondering if anyone would have any ideas of what would have caused it, and how I can help her?


    P.S.- I did put some epsom salt poultice on it.



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    Has she been checked for epm?
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    could it be ?? Equine exertional rhabdomyolysis (ER, also known as tying up, azoturia, or Monday morning disease) is a syndrome that damages the muscle tissue in horses. It is usually due to overfeeding a horse carbohydrates and appears to have a genetic link.



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    EPSM/PSSM ?



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    Does she have poor loin/croup conformation, and "a while" of pasture living has made it more noticeable? Do you have a picture you could post, so we could get a better idea of what it look like?
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    Lyme?



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    Photos? What is her over all weight / condition? Is she sore when palpated? Sound and even behind? How long out of work? How quickly did she change?

    I do not think a poultice over the area will be of much benefit.



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    We need pictures, and most likely your horse needs to see the vet anyway. My old mare was underweight and tied up chronically, she was very poor looking in that area.
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