Yet another post of mine - this poor mare is driving me to despair. This morning she was badly lame in the OTHER foreleg, with soft swelling on the sides of her cannon bone above the fetlock and heat and pain in her heels. The odd thing is that she had exactly the same symptoms with the nail episode at the beginning of this thread. But obviously there's no nail anywhere in sight now. I suspect that the nail actually wasn't responsible for the acute lameness she showed then, but that something else is going on and has just repeated in the other leg.
I don't suppose anyone has any helpful ideas about these sudden acute lameness attacks? I am feeling quite bewildered.
I started treating both her feet for deep sulcus thrush four days ago - but I doubt that has anything to do with this. And yesterday I took her out for a walk on the lead, with the idea that she needs to move around to open up that contracted hoof. She was too lame to do much beyond a short hobble, and she stumbled a few times. Her heels on both feet seemed really sore. Surely the thrush treatment should help her instead of
making her sorer?!
Please don't tell me to get the vet again. Last time he was only really interested in the xrays. Still not sure why he bothered examining her
when he based his diagnosis
wexclusively on the xrays.
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