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  • Clicking noise in horse joints
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    05-01-2011, 09:53 PM
  #1
Weanling
Clicking Joints

One of my dad's mares has a clicky...shoulder, or knee, or something clicky in her left front leg. Mostly just when she's turning or starts moving after she's been standing a while. She's supposedly around 17. Is this something to worry about? One of the older lesson horses had a clicky joint..is this something that's common in older horses (not that 17 is horrifically old)?
     
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    05-01-2011, 09:57 PM
  #2
Started
My twelve year old mare clicked in her back right leg. She was injured on that leg (ran through a barbed wire fence..before I owned her though) and it clicked and popped ever since. It never affects her, but I put her on MSM and the clicking stopped.

Sometimes it can indicate arthritis, but if it's like my barrel mare, it's just a noise.
     
    05-05-2011, 05:36 PM
  #3
Weanling
Ok. So then it's probably nothing to worry about?
     
    05-05-2011, 10:48 PM
  #4
Banned
So long as she is sound, I would not worry. Just the beginnings of arthritis.
     
    05-05-2011, 11:57 PM
  #5
Green Broke
I think horses of any age can have clicking joints. My weanling went through a phase of clicky joints and my vet said not to worry about it.
     

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