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post #1 of 14 Old 01-28-2011, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Hayley has a broken pelvis

two weeks ago Hayley all of sudden ame up very lame. We had the vet out and the vet checked her over and didn't find anyhting wrong other then she reacted a little to hoof testers, so she guessed an abcess. Hayley was put on a week of antibiotics and some bute.
Now two weeks later we have new symptoms and not a lot of improvement. When she walks she drags and points out her toe and swings her leg around instead of picking it up. We had a equine massage therapist see her and said she heard popping in her hip area. So we have the vet out and now the vet hears the poppong and did a rectal exam and found a broken pelvis. My 9 month old filly has a broken pelivs.
There is a decent possibility of her recovering and healing. She has to be on stall rest for at least 2 months, and we see how it goes from there. She said that it wil take over a year for her to close to 100% again if she gets back 100%. Only time will tell how well and how long it will trake her to heal. She is absolutely in no way shape or form alowed the do anything more then walk a little tiny bit. If she runs and plays I guess she runs the risk of breaking the other side too. The less she moves the faster she can heal. We have to watch her lying down too as that also stresses the break.
The other thing she did was pull blood becasue Hayley has a fever that won't go away. So hopefully when we get that back tomorrow we can see what that is we are dealing with. And depneding on what comes back with that she wil be completely off bute or getting as little as possible. my vet says that this kind of injury only hurts when she moves so if she ahs bute in her she is more likely to move becasue ithurts less in turn slowing down her healing without bute it hurts a lot to move so she's less likely to heal.. it might seem mean but it's the best we can do for her.
On the up side the vet said her diet is great for her healing it has all vits and minerals added that she needs to heal the best adn that Hayley looks absolutely fantastic. Also Hayley is not acting badly she still acts like little baby Hayley al up in your face wanting to be your best friend into everything, eating great ect..

Why does everything have to be more dificult then it should what was supposed to be a simple abcess turned into a broken pelvis.. wow.. my poor baby.. she has a,long roda to recovery but hopefuly ina years time she'll be all better.. the vet even says there is a possibilty she can still be a great riding horse with no issues. Only time will tell.

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post #2 of 14 Old 01-28-2011, 11:31 PM
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What a beautiful filly! I hope she gets better!

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post #3 of 14 Old 01-28-2011, 11:40 PM
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Oh no! I remember her from when you first posted her picture. I am sorry to hear about her pelvis. Any ideas on how it happened? Sending speedy recovery thoughts and prayers her way!!!
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thank you both.. our best guess as to waht happened is that she was playing around and ebing a baby and she slipped and fell.

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Wow what terrible news.

I always find it amazing what horses can tolerate and yet the littlest thing can have horrendous results. A broken pelvis and she can recover. Amazing. Regardless of how much she recovers, just the mere fact that it can be done is awesome.

She will be a real pet by the time she is all healed up! What a looker.
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post #6 of 14 Old 01-29-2011, 09:42 PM
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Poor baby. She is really cute though! Riley fractured his pelvis when he was around That age. We kept him in a small paddock for a year to keep him from running around. I remember he cantered on three legs for the longest time. At first we were treating him for a stifle injury. He did heal and is now my all a rounder. I am slow to get the lope and I think I might baby him a little but he has healed. I hope yours does to.

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I am so sorry! I wish your beautiful girl all the best!

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post #8 of 14 Old 01-30-2011, 08:06 AM
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Sorry to hear this, I hope she gets better soon. She had the advantage at least of being young and young bones heal quicker and stronger.

All the best and I hope she gets better soon.
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Thank you guys for the encouraging comments and well wishes for Hayley :)

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I'm sorry to hear this. Make her take it slow. She's beautiful
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