Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
thanks wild_spot. I will definitely keep that in mind!
So, I had a talk with the vet about Uma the other day. He said that by my description of what she is doing and how she is acting, and by his earlier observations, he thinks she could have EPSM. He wants us to start her on the diet and see how she does. If she doesn't get any better, he will do a muscle biopsy but if it is controlled with diet he would rather just do that than have the expense of the biopsy.
It's not FOR SURE that she has it, but it's a possibility.
Right now, her walk, trot, and left lead canter are perfect. Her right lead is hard for her to pick up and impossible to maintain. I've had her on the longe line with and without side reins, with and without a rider, and off the longe with me on her. It's all the same result- her right lead is impossible. She has always had this problem, but it has never been this bad. We are going to try to scrounge up some money for a chiropractic for her as well. She has a bump on her croup that was not there before and the vet said that a chiro appointment would probably help
any more info would be greatly appreciated. I'm panicking at this point...
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