Bowed Tendon - The Horse Forum
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:43 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,276
• Horses: 0
Bowed Tendon

I ride this horse that has a bowed tendon on his front leg from racing, he is 7 years old and hasn't raced in about a year. He has been sound up until last night. I got on him and he didnt even want to move...he is usually very leg sensitive and could have kicked him and he wouldn't have moved. I hand trotted him and he was really lame, I never saw him in so much pain. He wouldn't even put weight on it, and his leg was very warm.

He doesn't get turned out, but he gets ridden every day for about 2 hours, I mostly walk and trot him, and occasionally canter. He has been vet checked and the vet said his bow shouldn't bother him.

He was sound a day ago then all of a sudden he was off. I was just wondering if the bow tendons can just become painful out of nowhere? I don't know anything about bowed tendons, so any information will help.
ErikaLynn is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:45 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
I would guess you are more likely dealing with a hoof abscess. They are known for coming on out of nowhere and the horse being dead lame.

It is not likely an old bow would suddenly cause a problem.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:47 AM
Started
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Georgia
Posts: 1,825
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
I would guess you are more likely dealing with a hoof abscess. They are known for coming on out of nowhere and the horse being dead lame.

It is not likely an old bow would suddenly cause a problem.
I agree.

Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail...
barrelracer892 is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,276
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
I would guess you are more likely dealing with a hoof abscess. They are known for coming on out of nowhere and the horse being dead lame.

It is not likely an old bow would suddenly cause a problem.
My trainer said it could be an abscess too...could that cause the horses leg to be really warm? Or is the leg with the bow always warmer?
ErikaLynn is offline  
post #5 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:57 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: USA
Posts: 21,169
• Horses: 7
The leg with the bowed tendon should not be warmer. There could be some type of pull or strain. I would be inclined to think abscess as well but without actually seeing the horse it's hard to say.

"Be a best friend, tell the truth, and overuse I love you
Go to work, do your best, don't outsmart your common sense
Never let your prayin knees get lazy
And love like crazy"
farmpony84 is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 10:57 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: In a land far far away, or so I wish.
Posts: 12,825
• Horses: 0
The leg with the bow is just a leg. If it is healed it is just a leg with an ugly bump.


I have had hoof abscesses make the whole leg swell and get warm, yes.


It might be worth calling your vet if you are not used to dealing with these things. They can diagnose things and show the proper treatment/wrapping techniques first hand.
Alwaysbehind is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 09-24-2010, 11:06 AM Thread Starter
Yearling
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 1,276
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alwaysbehind View Post
The leg with the bow is just a leg. If it is healed it is just a leg with an ugly bump.


I have had hoof abscesses make the whole leg swell and get warm, yes.


It might be worth calling your vet if you are not used to dealing with these things. They can diagnose things and show the proper treatment/wrapping techniques first hand.

Ok thanks, he isn't my horse, but I'm sure my trainer will take care of everything.
ErikaLynn is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Bowed Tendon horseluver250 Horse Health 10 11-02-2009 07:59 PM
Bowed Tendon? horses_r_life9 Horse Health 3 10-08-2009 07:54 PM
Help with rescue TB w/old bowed tendong that just won't heal CJ82Sky Horse Health 11 05-18-2009 07:51 PM
Bowed Tendon or Bandage Bow? CoyoteHills Horse Health 5 01-20-2009 08:52 PM
Old Bowed Tendon - Any Advice/Suggestions? missnewyork Horse Health 6 07-18-2008 04:13 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome