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Slight lameness, possible bruise?? With video

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  • Slight lameness, possible bruise?? With video

    Can y'all help me evaluate my horse’s lameness? He came up lame at the beginning of a lesson on Wednesday and has been off work and buted since then except for a trail ride Saturday (which he was buted for). He has a previous history of bone spavin in the left hock and has received Legend injections. However, I do not think the lameness is related to the hock. It is very inconsistent and looks like the right front to me. I took these videos yesterday, he had not received any bute since Sunday am. My trainer thinks he has a possible bruise since the lameness is inconsistent. There is not any heat or swelling anywhere on him. I have called my farrier to see if he can come use the hoof testers to determine if there is any foot pain. Next step will be to call my vet but I am trying not to call over something simple which I am known to do

    Sorry for the quality of the video and the wait time before seeing him move but that is what happens when you video yourself!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5W-dTtcHq8c

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z6KHOR_RORc

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ckbBhxlTz88

  • #2
    he does look more lame in the rear end than the front. Seeing him trotted without tack or rider would be more helpful, in hand in straight lines to and away from the camera, and longed in circles both ways.
    Patty Stiller CNBBT,CNBF,CLS, CE
    Natural Balance Certified Lameness Specialist ,instructor.
    www.hoofcareonline.com

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    • #3
      Arm Chair Opinion

      I say R front too but the video isn't close enough to pin point it for me. Certainly can tell it hurts, let us know that the farrier thinks.

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      • #4
        It might just be the way he moves, but he looks a bit stiff all over. I see definite lamesness in the front (right?) but also some in the back somewhere.
        Charlie Brown (1994 bay TB X gelding)
        White Star (2004 grey TB gelding)

        Mystical Moment, 1977-2010.

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        • Original Poster

          #5
          Thanks everyone. Farrier did not find anything in the right front. However, he found some heel soreness in the left front that he thinks is possible thrush. Grover was very sensitive when you press with your thumbs around the heel bulb and in-between the heel. He treated it and I am soaking his foot twice a day.

          The vet is coming out next week to give him another injection so I will have him re-evaluated again. I am unsure about the stiffness in the back end, he does have some hock issues but may have been compensating for the sore foot. So I guess I am still at a wait and see.

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