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        09-13-2013, 03:12 AM
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    Theoretically, his feet are in pretty good condition. As far as I can tell, they are nice and round and compact, with little to no flaring... so they shouldn't have separation. His feet have been known to have a slightly "clubby" appearance however. I think I'll try to take some photos of his feet tomorrow so those of you who might be interested can see the actual angles and such.
         
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        09-13-2013, 03:50 AM
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    Hmm, Mudpie's mild mystery lameness persisted for a week before I took him to the vet and discovered that he'd torn his suspensory ligament. It may be worth it to get a vet's opinion. :)

    I'm certainly not suggesting that it's something that serious, but he was only off every couple of steps, and it was hardly visible. I gave him a couple days off and he was still slightly lame, and though some people advised that I let him work through it after a bit more time off, I trailered him down and was devastated to learn that it was his suspensory.

    If I'd continued to work him, or even turned him out, he could have driven the injury to the point of career ending, which my vet informed me is what a lot of people end up mistakenly doing when they overlook or brush off them mild lameness.

    Seven months later and he's still on stall rest just beginning handwalking.

    Just something to consider! :)
         
        09-23-2013, 06:12 PM
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    Thought I'd give an update:

    After a week off he still appeared a bit lame intermittently at the trot, so we made an appointment with the vet. Vet came out today and gave him a thorough looking over: watched him move, felt his legs, performed flexion tests, examined his hooves and applied pressure to see if there were any tender spots.

    He was perfectly fine today. Vet could only theorize about what it could be, and advised that we keep him moving but not ask too much from him either.
         

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