Is this epiphysitis? What can I do? - Page 2 - The Horse Forum

 7Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 12 Old 12-20-2012, 12:07 PM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 436
• Horses: 6
Well, that definitely makes much more sense! It also makes me feel bad for getting upset with my vet (I REALLY like him), though I agree that I wish he would have explained it to me a little better. It would have saved me a LOT of stress and worry...but I tend to be a worry wart anyway.
This gives me a whole new direction to proceed with Elvis. If I don't have to put him through anything invasive like surgery, I don't want to. I can live with him having a big knee....but I will actively pursue a definite diagnosis/prognosis through my vet and make sure that it's not something that will degenerate over time if left untreated.
Alana, I can't thank you enough!!! I'll definitely keep y'all posted on what I find out!
Red Cedar Farm is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #12 of 12 Old 01-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Banned
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Florida, the sunshine state.
Posts: 126
• Horses: 1
It doesn't look too bad in the photo. I would call in a different vet for a second opinion though. I know it can be costly, but it should be radiographed. With him being so young and still growing, he's at risk for more serious problems like you stated. If it's been almost a year (spring to spring), that's definitely been enough time to heal up. Usually fluid build up indicates trauma, and it will disperse itself naturally, but it's been a long time.
Beatrice9 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.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

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



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Epiphysitis WWA Horse Breeding 4 10-01-2010 11:24 AM

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