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    09-03-2012, 06:05 PM
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Foal
arthertis in 4 year old

Ok so our 4 old has been.lame for months now and today we had nerve blocks xrays. So he has really bad arthertis in both hocks but it is fusing which is good but he also has lameness in his stifles has a slight hook on pattella in both legs again. Has anyone dealt with horses with similar issues. Vets says after his hocks have fused he shud come sound but for how long etc and what kind of life will he live. Its hard to watch how he stuggles to walk atm and if he lies down it is awful to watch him get up .
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    09-03-2012, 06:29 PM
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Yearling
That's horrible :( Mind me asking how often he is physically excersized? Jumped? Raced/Barrels?
     
    09-03-2012, 06:40 PM
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Foal
He hasnt done alot its been happening since birth acvording to vet from being under weight not etc. We baught him as a yearling very underweight
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    09-03-2012, 08:06 PM
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I would say that his future is very grim. Horses with congenital or Juvenile arthritis, caused from a myriad of reasons, will probably make him unsuitable for about any kind of riding. The ones I have seen just go from one joint problem to another until they are put down.

Any horse that is in so much pain that he can barely get up does not have any quality of life. I think it may be time to make a really difficult decision. Get a second opinion from a different Vet. Tell him you are only getting a second opinion and have to use his information to decide if there is any long-term future for this horse. Some Vets really 'pull their punches' with a regular client and do not give very objective information.
     
    09-03-2012, 09:54 PM
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Trained
Unfortunately agree with Cherie
     
    09-04-2012, 05:09 AM
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Foal
Yh tht is what I thought it is such a terrible same he had such a promising future as a event horse:(. All caused from poor care as a foal I now think from the x-rays he must of never lived without pain in his legs
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    09-04-2012, 07:28 AM
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Green Broke
I agree with Cherie.

Anouther thing to concider at his age is DJD (Degenerative Joint disorder)

I'd be very cautious about any sort of future for him at all. Unfortunatly if his condition gets worse you will have to do the humane thing and have the horse PTS
     
    09-04-2012, 01:11 PM
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Foal
I think were giving him.the winter and then were goin to take more x-rays to see how things are looking. The most important thing is his quality of life if he is still in pain we are goin.to make the heartbreaking decision to pts
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