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        11-27-2011, 01:23 PM
    Originally Posted by tanya    
    Sorry for flying off the handle I just don't appreiciate someone telling me I am not worthy of something because of my finacial status. If it was a life or death situation believe me I will find the money.
    Anyways thankyou for your concern and tips I am out there with her several times a day and there is nothing that I can see wrong. Its not hot, swollen, I have cleaned her feet and see nothinh in there and her hooves have no cracks. It has gotten cold here and we have got snow a few times, but has melted off now. I did give her some brute so that should help her out.

    No problem, everyone runs into issues, and money is an issue for most of us in these times. Sounds like you are doing your best.
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        11-27-2011, 02:07 PM
    You know, I paid almost 9k on a horse that died 2 weeks ago. THEN a few days ago, I noticed another one of my horses has a swollen pastern. She isnt limping or favoring it, so I wrapped it up and am keeping an eye on it. I don't have the money to have a vet come out and tell me to wrap it and keep an eye on it when that's already what I am doing. People tend to pass judgment before they have gotten all the facts. Shame on them, not you

    Keep an eye on it.
        01-30-2012, 03:57 PM
    I am having a vet come out hopefully next week to look at our mare that has been limping. I have been watching her and I have noticed that she don't limp until she gets up from laying down could her legs be falling asleep? She is getting checked along with getting trimmed along with the others.
        01-30-2012, 04:06 PM
    Don't freak out I totally understand your situation, I have to pay for EVERYTHING regarding my horse it is not cheap!!he came up lame last week, it was an abcess. It could just be a bruise or an abcess from all the cold and wet, it softens their feet alot. As long is there is no swelling or heat in that leg I would give it a week. Feel right above the heel bulb and around that part of her leg to find a pulse, if there is a pulse no matter how faint it is probaly an abcess! It WILL get worse before it gets better!!!if it doesn't get better ask an experienced horse person to look at her!! Just my advice and I hope she gets better it is so hard to watch them be in pain!
        01-30-2012, 04:10 PM
    Also, if you find the pulse and you think it is an abcess, or even just a bruise I would not give her any bute, that's what my vet said!! UNLESS she can barley walk!
        01-30-2012, 04:15 PM
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    I doubt that after >2 months it is an abscess. She may need x-rays if the vet can't find anything readily apparent.
        01-30-2012, 04:18 PM
    Tanya, I've been following your threads about her. You've done a great job!
    We had the vet out to look at our mares right front this weekend. We've been doctoringit since October and she has not gotten over the stifness. Vet looked at it, patted her, hugged me and told me it's just going to take time. Would we both loooove to be able to afford $2,000 x rays and horse hospitals?? Sure, but we can't. I don't go to the dr unless I'm on my death bed!!! And I only call the vet when its life and death. I had him come out to check her and the two others, it's going to sting but had to before I let a farrier loose on her.

    Hang in there, she's better off with you than in Mexico!
    Hopefully he can give you some ideas, sounds like it's an only time will tell thing.
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        01-30-2012, 04:22 PM
    Originally Posted by natisha    
    I doubt that after >2 months it is an abscess. She may need x-rays if the vet can't find anything readily apparent.
    I didnt know she'd been limping fro 2+ months!
        01-30-2012, 04:44 PM
    Is your ground frozen where you are?

    My paint mare has had unusually tender feet this year. It's because we don't have enough snow to cover the ground and provide protection from the uneven ground that froze. It took me 15 minutes to get her into the barn one night and as soon as she was in the sandy barn, she was fine.

    Like others have said, it could be numerous things.

    Good luck with her...
        01-30-2012, 05:35 PM
    Checked for a pulse didnt find one. The ground isnt frozen its really nice during the day. The thing I am finding odd is if I take her out she don't limp at all, but as soon as I put her back she limps. I hope the vet can figure something out cause she has me stumped. LOL

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