10-11-2009, 10:19 PM
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Well, we have had so much confusion with poor little old Bart's foot. He is a 12.1hh pony, he is 18 years old, and is at a healthy weight according to our vet, farrier, and trainer. September we participated in a gymkhana, just like we have been doing once a month for like three years, and a few days after he was limping badly. It was just one foot so we didn't think it was lamenitus(sp?). Well the farrier came out the next day and they said it was probably a pulled tendon. We wrapped it and did what they told us and in a week he was fine. I let him in the arena with Dozer and that continued for a whole two days until he started limping again... Well then we called out the vet and farrier and they said laminitus. Well we have been treating him for this but this isn't how it normally comes about. Normally, he is stiff in both front legs and recovers after a week or so. This has been on and off for two months! We have taken xrays and there was nothing, we put on padded shoes and there was nothing, today on the coranary band there was some black-liquid seeping from there so now we are assuming absses, but since nothing came up in the xrays we are at a total loss. Any suggestions?