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Is this what ringbone looks like?

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  • Is this what ringbone looks like?

    Horse is 8, off the track 2 yrs.
    His hind pasterns have looked like this since then, and it did not come up in his PPE or with my vet later. Has not been lame on them (famous last words, right).

    But the inside left has some rain rot on it, and messing with it I did notice he has A LOT more prominent pastern joints than any of the other horses. Only behind, not in front.

    Doing a little googling, and a little freaking out. Is this what ringbone looks like?

    right hind
    http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/48...600x600Q85.jpg
    left hind (inside is rain rotty)
    http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/28...600x600Q85.jpg

    Can't call my vet until tomorrow, just wondering what this looks like to others.
    Thanks!
    Last edited by Beam Me Up; Sep. 13, 2011, 07:56 PM.

  • #2
    Could be .Might also be side bone which would be better.

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    • #3
      Is he lame on it? Ringbone is very painful until it fuses. I'd have Xrays done.
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      • #4
        I had a TB mare that I bought many years ago. She had been through a few owners and had the same thing. She came up ever so slightly lame so I decided to have an x-ray done to see what kind of damage was done. Next thing I hear chuckling in the back room where my vet is developing the x-ray and he yells out "I think I know what the problem is"! Brings the x-ray out to show me and as clear as day there is two screws in there!! Nobody had ever mentioned anything to me so I was shocked to say the least.
        So being off the track I wouldn't rule out a surgery or it could very well be ringbone or sidebone. You would need a vet exam to determine for sure.
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          #5
          Thanks for the ideas! Contacted the vet, waiting to hear back.

          He has not been lame on them in the 2 yrs that I have had him.

          That is a wild story, Cindy, but I have also heard of TBs with pins in their ankles, so I guess he could be one of them. Will update when he has been xrayed.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by summerhorse View Post
            Is he lame on it? Ringbone is very painful until it fuses. I'd have Xrays done.
            not necessarily, depends on where and how severe. I do agree to getting xrays done though.

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            • #7
              could be

              ringbone normally looks like a bell (to me anyway)

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              • #8
                Is there any other cause for a bean sized knot on the outside of a front pastern? I have a 3 yr old huge TB with what I noticed was a knot, hard and not painful, on the outsode of a front lastern. Reading this thread made me wonder. He is not lame or painful on it.
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by moonriverfarm View Post
                  Is there any other cause for a bean sized knot on the outside of a front pastern? I have a 3 yr old huge TB with what I noticed was a knot, hard and not painful, on the outsode of a front lastern. Reading this thread made me wonder. He is not lame or painful on it.
                  Osselet? Esp if it is in front and just 1 leg?

                  My guy has bumps on either side (so, inside and outside) on both hinds. I'm not sure if that is like a bell (like, as far as I can tell there is nothing going on around the circumference of the leg, just the bumps on each side).

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                  • #10
                    Given the location, I'd think the most likely options were ringbone and bone chip, although I agree that screws are also a possibility.

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                    • #11
                      My 15 yr old TB always had these bean sized hard lumps on his pasterns with never a lame day. He too is huge. This 3 yr old only has one and it is on the outside of one front pastern. Very hard, not sore, not an osselet as I understand osselets as it is not on the fetlock joint or near it. Half the size of a dime.
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                        #12
                        x-ray results: WNL
                        Apparently the spot where his collateral ligaments join the pastern is particularly protrusive, but it is not an arthritic change. Yay!

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                        • #13
                          great

                          Isn't it nice to get good news sometimes?

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                          • #14
                            what's wnl?
                            My mare wonders about all this fuss about birth control when she's only seen a handful of testicles in her entire life. Living with an intact male of my species, I feel differently! WAYSIDE

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                              Within Normal Limits
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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Beam Me Up View Post
                                Horse is 8, off the track 2 yrs.
                                His hind pasterns have looked like this since then, and it did not come up in his PPE or with my vet later. Has not been lame on them (famous last words, right).

                                But the inside left has some rain rot on it, and messing with it I did notice he has A LOT more prominent pastern joints than any of the other horses. Only behind, not in front.

                                Doing a little googling, and a little freaking out. Is this what ringbone looks like?

                                right hind
                                http://inlinethumb30.webshots.com/48...600x600Q85.jpg
                                left hind (inside is rain rotty)
                                http://inlinethumb57.webshots.com/28...600x600Q85.jpg

                                Can't call my vet until tomorrow, just wondering what this looks like to others.
                                Thanks!
                                yes it is - i have a tb mare with high and low ringbone which we have in at moment shes not going anywhere as shes in foal and due any day

                                call your farrier he should have told you himself if hes any good

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