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post #1 of 4 Old 06-19-2012, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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horse neck ridge lumps

hi I've just brought my cob in from my pasture because I thought she was showing signs of being unwell, she was lying down quite a lot, thought the worst, laminitis,but there was no warmth in hooves, no erratic pulse just quite a solid neck ridge. I've had her stabled for two days now and she's back to her perky little self and standing munching on her hay albiet meagre rations wich I was advised, what puzzles me is her neck ridge, you think she had been pumping iron at the gym! When you run your fingers along it it feels lumpy, no heat and doesnt seem to pain her, im going to give it another day and get vet to check her over. She's standing fine letting me lift her hooves and walking fine. Has anyone had a horse or pony with these lumps before? They actualy feel a bit like feeling over a fat covered spinal column!
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It sounds like a laminitic crest to me. Pictures?

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ille try and get some and post them although they arent very visible, but you can feel them. I think your right about it being a lamanitic crest, although no other symptoms apart from lying down when in the pasture, bright and breezy since going into the stable, will get vet to check her, hopefully if it is lamanitis I've caught it in the early stages and he can advise amount of stable rest and feeding regime. I think the rain is making the grass grow as quick as its being grazed, and I've been strip grazing her for quite a while now just to prevent something like this happening...oh well that's this months salary spent egg n chips for a month me thinks!!!!
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Yes, sounds like a a crest due to insulin resistance/EMS. With this condition, the fat becomes hard & lumpy & is difficult to get rid of even when the horse loses weight. Called a 'laminitis ridge' because lami is most commonly caused due to IR. I would call a good equine vet & a good farrier/hoof care practitioner immediately. Would have called them when I first noticed the horse lying down more often than usual.

Re absence of other symptoms, remember they don't have to suffer all of them. Eg. If the horse has chronically foundered, they will be uncomfortable on their feet, but they may not *currently* or only mildly have laminitis, the inflammation that causes the heat & bounding pulse.

I wouldn't be giving her 'meagre rations', as she still needs little & often feeds, but I'd be soaking her hay to leach out excess sugar & feeding her NO grain or sugary, starchy feed. Exercise is good *so long as the horse can be comfortable & feet protected. One reason for getting a farrier ASAP to get her feet better balanced & relieve the walls from further strain.

Safergrass.org & hoofrehab.com are 2 places you can learn more.
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