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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 01:46 AM Thread Starter
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Question I need help

Ok my 5 year old walking horse mare,Leg lock up and i can't move it.
I had the Vet here and he got it lose once but don't show me had to do it.
She is dragging it but it will not come lose,and I'm giveing her Med. but i'm scraed it may never come lose can anyone help?
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post #2 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 11:53 AM
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did you try calling the vet again? Sometimes they are willing to explain how to do something otherwise you may have to have the vet come back out. What is casing her leg to lock?

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post #3 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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The vet said she may have sliped on ice or mud and pulled it.
then he said it's the thing that locks when she sleeps it not locking right or something
but it's staying locked.
Thank for you help i call right now and see if he can tell me.
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post #4 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 01:54 PM
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Try backing her or turning her in a circle away from the locked leg.

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post #5 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 03:01 PM
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is she dragging the leg? and have you noticed it before. my filly had to have surgery on both legs because one would always drag and lock up. Something with a tendon, I never did understand why that happens somethimes.

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post #6 of 7 Old 02-13-2009, 03:18 PM
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Have you tried good ol stall rest and an anti-imflamitory?
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-14-2009, 03:04 PM
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It is called an upward fixation of the patella. Sometimes the horse will just have a "hitch" in its stride, but when it is really bad, it can lock the joint.
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