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post #11 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 11:27 PM
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Nicole, I've seen horses that had EPM and recovered. So that's something that can be addressed (same stands for Lyme too BTW). :) The key is to diagnose it early enough and start the treatment.

And barrelbeginner, I understand it may sound very scary, however wait till you have vet out and he'll give his diagnosis, because all of us are just giving you different options (which is nothing but guessing). BTW, it also may be just arthritis (my horse developed couple months ago - scared me to death).

In any case keep us informed, please!

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post #12 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 11:29 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks. You do have me a bit scared now. I don't have tons of money to spend on Blood work. My dad wouldn't really be willing to pay for that either.. Yes He kinda trips in the back end sometimes. But I have figured its because of hock issues( my vet said something like that as well.) he doesn't correctly pick himself up.

Any more info on this? Can I get a video of him walking and you guys let me know?

I would have to find my charger for camera first though..

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post #13 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 11:38 PM
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BB, video would be nice.

BTW, I was thinking about bloodwork when my horse became lame, and my vet (I know him for years) said he doesn't see a need for it, because to him it's an obvious arthritis (which wasn't such a huge surprise given her conformation faults :( ). However the treatment (IV shots) my horse got was pricey.

With that being said if it's just mild case of arthritis for your horse (you said he's just stiff, mine was lame) then supplements and proper warm-up (and some other gadgets like, say, Back on Track hock wraps I'm using right now on my horse) may be enough to keep it under control. So don't panic BEFORE you know what's going on.
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post #14 of 15 Old 11-19-2013, 11:50 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you. I researched the EPM, I don't like by any oppusums lol? but I will for sure bring it up when I get the vet out.

Also, what is lyme.

AND.. My horse is only 6. I don't really know if arthritis could be? in his neck> I was thinking about buying those hock boots( do they work).. and also. His neck pops.. So Im thinking less of a brain thing.. more of a bone or whatever thing lol:)???

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post #15 of 15 Old 11-20-2013, 08:40 AM
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BB, my horse is 9 (so is rather young still), and she has arthritis in both hocks. CLP's horse is 6 (like yours), and she's been dealing with arthritis in him too (and was very helpful when I posted here in panic ). Check out my own thread on that: Back on Track hock boots

Please, wait to panic and/or spend any money before you get a word from a vet. :) Again, it can be something rather innocent (as I think about it -may be- even bad trim!).

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