I need help

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

I need help

This is a discussion on I need help within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-13-2009, 02:46 AM
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?
Sponsored Links
    02-13-2009, 12:53 PM
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?
    02-13-2009, 02:28 PM
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.
    02-13-2009, 02:54 PM
Try backing her or turning her in a circle away from the locked leg.
    02-13-2009, 04:01 PM
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.
    02-13-2009, 04:18 PM
Have you tried good ol stall rest and an anti-imflamitory?
    02-14-2009, 04:04 PM
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.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:33 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0