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    08-27-2010, 11:04 AM
Green Broke
Arthritic horse with wobbly leg

My 8 year old QH mare has what the vet is thinking is arthritis. I still haven't been able to get x-rays, but that is what she is thinking it is.
But I noticed recently her leg is .... for lack of a better word "wobbly". Like when she moves, it like wobbles. I am not sure if her leg is like giving out, or what the heck is going on but I am worried. What could be going on?

Edited to add
I don't know if it is important, but her leg that she has the most problems with is turning into her other leg.
I am really stuck in a hard spot here. I can't afford the vet bills, but I love this mare so so much.
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    08-27-2010, 11:15 AM
Wow, how sad! An 8 year old already dealing with issues - is this due to poor breeding? Conformation? What in the world would of caused this?

I'm sorry, this must be so strenuous on your heart and your poor girl.

I would highly recommend getting her on Adequan. My 21 year old TB Gelding is doing very well on it, and he has arthritus in his hind right hock and ankle. Without it, he is stiff and rickity, and on it he moves smoothly and freely.
    08-27-2010, 11:21 AM
Green Broke
I can honestly say I have no idea how this poor girl already has arthritis. I have a picture of her, but the dumby I am forgot to take a picture of the front of her legs!
**She is not that butt high, she is standing in a hole...*
You can kind of see how her leg is funky, and the picture shows a little bit how it is turned in. =/
What is Adequan? Is it like a supplement type thing?
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    08-27-2010, 11:26 AM
Adequan is a joint suppliment that is injected into the horses muscle. IM is what it is called. Intra Muscular Injection.

Adequan I.M. - Equine Pharmaceuticals from SmartPak Equine

Talk to your Vet about it.
    08-31-2010, 04:50 PM
Green Broke
^Thank you, I will have to ask my vet what she thinks about that.
    08-31-2010, 04:54 PM
I can't advise anything, but I'm very sorry about your girl. Such problem at just 8 years old is just so sad... :( I hope it's something vet can deal with so she'd stay sound.
    08-31-2010, 05:34 PM
I agree with Kitten :(

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