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        04-05-2014, 08:33 PM
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    My mare was really stiff all winter, after trying a variety of things, what worked best was back on track products! She's stiff and her hind legs swell up whenever she's stalled. I got the back on track quick wraps, no bows and polos and, is there ever a difference! I took her out of her stall a few days ago (she didn't have her wraps on and she'd been in there for over 24 hours due to storms), her legs were at least double the size. I threw her back on track polos on, brought her in the arena and after only 2 minutes of trotting lame and stiff, she was moving normally. Not even 20 minutes later I brought her in, took her polos off and ..... Her legs were absolutely perfect, nice, tight and not at all puffy, she even walked normal without any stiffness. That stuff really works! I'm getting the mesh sheet soon!!!

    On top of that, what really helped us through the winter is a great massage therapist who came for monthly visits, that really helped too!

    As well as I've been supplementing her with msm, bio equine and doing her daily stretches!

    She's actually a very young mare, only 5, but unfortunately she's off the track, and has an old injury to her hind leg, so while she's one hundred percent sound in the summer, even for jumping, she needs some help to stay sound during the winter!!
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        04-08-2014, 09:47 PM
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    Green Broke
    So I spoke with my vet and we started him on pentosan shots. I gave the first shot Friday and he seems to be doing great. She also suggested he be on previcox but the shots seem to be helping a lot. My trainer looked at videos I took of him and said he looks great. The vet suggested he be given a pentosan shot every other week after the initial loading dose of 1 shot per week for the first 4 weeks. If he's doing well on the shots what would you guys suggest in regards to using the previcox? I already bought it and it shipped from valley vet so not sure if I should even use it now that he seems to be doing well with the shots alone or should I try the previcox too? I know it's for pain mostly but I don't think he's in any pain.

    Of course the vet hasn't seen him for this so we only discussed all this on the phone.
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