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I have heaves and tie up, what do you have? (FYI this is for fun)

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  • I have heaves and tie up, what do you have? (FYI this is for fun)

    So I know myself and some of my horsey friends frequently refer to our medical concerns in terms of horse terminology.

    It's not unheard of that someone is colicking after a big meal, or lame, etc.

    I have noticed the past couple of months that dust from shavings really gets me coughing and wheezing when I am doing stalls...so I diagnosed myself with Heaves. I also tend to get really tight spasmy muscles after exercising racehorses... and the trainer I ride for nearly fell over laughing when I told him I was tying up last week.

    I got off one of the geldings, who tends to tie up and the trainer said that he has been doing better with the new routine, etc. I told him the new routine has me tying up. He almost lost it.

    What do you guys have?
    Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.

  • #2
    I have weak stifles and a long back! Am building up strength in my legs (loosely analogous to the stifles) and I have to be careful to really sit up and use my back correctly, just like a long-backed horse.
    Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

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    • #3
      I've got a low bow in my off front ddf tendon. And with all my fractures, it's a given I'll not pass the PPE.


      • #4

        i've got:
        swayback (hyperlourdosis)
        COPD/Heaves (asthma)
        "back at the knee" (err..elbow. my elbows hyperextend)
        and i have "windpuffs" : screwed up my ankles a long time ago and now they fill up with fluid every once in a while... hmm, maybe that's more like stocking up.


        • #5
          I'm clubby in both back feet. Thankfully, not much corrective shoeing was needed, as the nice vets where I was born did surgery on me instead


          • #6
            Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates
            Please don't sabotash my conchess.


            • #7
              And yes, my clubfootedness doesn cause lameness issues every once in a while.

              Originally posted by Haalter View Post
              Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates


              Just don't use a teaser mare to convince him. That could cause all sorts of complications...


              • #8
                Originally posted by Haalter View Post
                Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates

                I should be getting stifle injections on a regular basis (bad knees) and my SI needs chiropractic work. I also have poor vision and, adding insult to injury, a Roman nose. As a former track and field/cross country runner, I'm just another broken-down ex-racehorse! Give me a big field...
                "I'm not always sarcastic. Sometimes I'm asleep." - Harry Dresden

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                • #9
                  Anhydrosis. I need more electrolytes. Or a beer with every meal.

                  I love the "colicking after a big meal" that's cute.
                  Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.


                  • #10
                    I go lame at the drop of a hat and need corrective shoeing. And as a strawberry blonde, I definitely have chestnut mare issues

                    Originally posted by Haalter View Post
                    Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates
                    I'm not sure I'm breeding stock, what with the eye issues, allergy issues, etc.


                    • #11
                      Ok, this may be a long list!
                      Windpuffs on both ankles
                      some old coffin bone pain that flairs up if I'm overused
                      suspensory pain
                      old SI injury that prevents any jumping
                      broodmare belly
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                      • #12
                        Having to put myself on "dry-lot" lately due to to much pasture and not enough exercise. My stifles have been killing me. It's to be expected though being an "aged mare" and an easy keeper. LOL


                        • #13
                          I stock up after use.
                          When in exercise, I am a bit of a roarer.
                          Short strided, easy keeper ( WAAAAY too easy) here too.
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                          Good job R&G!
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                          • #14
                            Oh my gosh, you guys are hilarious!

                            Aside from a bad back, I'm fairly sound. I do have colic issues and seasonal allergies.


                            • #15
                              Chawley, where are you? We are only about 25 minutes from Monclova.
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                              • #16
                                I also have a weak stifle, I am not "through" in my back, I can't keep my core engaged.

                                But I am also a roarer. Thank goodness I don't crib.
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                                • #17
                                  I am a senior now and so not in full service any more, which is nice.
                                  Pasture life agrees with me, being an easy keeper and still having all my teeth.

                                  I was on stall rest most of the winter after surgery for a broken bone or two.
                                  Just got back in the saddle and had a bad cold a few weeks ago, finally turned into pneumonia and am on cortisone, tapering off to the last two pills today and tomorrow, but still on only light work for one more week.

                                  Last week did much trot work without stirrups and I was breaking new Ariats in.
                                  They rubbed, first time in my life, a saddle, I mean boot sore on each calf.
                                  Guess that the cortisone made me feel way too good and I didn't notice the rubbing.
                                  I wonder if the hair will come in back white?


                                  • #18
                                    Can't wait for some smartass guy to come in here and say that he's been rubbing his tail and must need to have his sheath cleaned...
                                    Adversity is the stone on which I sharpen my blade.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by Haalter View Post
                                      Due to multiple lamenesses, I'm a pasture ornament Although, I might be bred this year if the farm's stallion cooperates
                                      I just spit coke all over my keyboard and the lady in the stall...er...cubicle...next to me gave me a weird look
                                      Strong promoter of READING the entire post before responding.


                                      • #20
                                        I know two men (fathers/husbands of horse people) who have had surgery that the horsey family members refer to as "colic surgery" (removal of a section of intestine).

                                        chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).