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    01-08-2013, 01:20 PM
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    01-08-2013, 01:25 PM
We have a chiropractor coming out now. She seems a little better after the 1st treatment. She had the activator gun, freeze laser, and manual manipulation done. We get the second set done tomorrow and are going to go from there.
On a side note I forgot that when had the epm test done she was checked for a fractured pelvis and came up negative. Thank you all again for the replies it did help with giving us new ideas to check out.
I will try to keep this post updated as new information arises.
Thanks again.
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    01-08-2013, 01:29 PM
Splints can arise from something a simple as an incorrectly balanced shoe job or from trauma. Trauma can be as simple as hitting a leg with the other hoof.
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    01-09-2013, 01:03 PM
What was the chiros assessment? Did they see the "glitch" you are referring to? What were their thoughts? I don't know about this Chiro, but mine sure leaves me with lots of possibilities........
    01-19-2013, 09:00 PM
We have had the chiropractor out twice now, she will be out again on Monday. So far Syrah is doing much better, she even was bucking when she was sent out on the line to evaluate her movement (I have NEVER seen her buck, even in the pasture). She is now being put back into a light training regimen and has taken to it quite well.
Again, thank you all for all your help.
    01-19-2013, 09:08 PM
This is exactly what horses with a pelvic fracture will do when a rider gets on. They can look almost perfectly sound as well in turnout and before you get on. I lost an older TB gelding who fell and broke his pelvis right in the middle at the bottom from this. He fell splay legged on a slick mat in the cross ties. I could have rehabbed him but he was 22 and lived to jump. He likely would not have ever jumped again and had a low chance of soundness on recovery due to age and bone brittleness, arthritis etc so I let him go.

"looking like a "frog" and like "a horse who was scared to get in a trailer" by that I believe they meant she looked like she was caving in on herself and was was up on her toes"
    01-19-2013, 09:11 PM
My mare was kicked in the hip by a much larger, shod horse, and started to behave much the same as you're describing. At first I was convinced it was a fractured pelvis, but the vet came, checked, and cleared her on that. After watching her muscle on that side waste, and then she began to have a complete personality change, I brought out a chiro on a hope and a prayer. Turned out the kick pinched a nerve in her back, which ended up restricting blood flow to that hindquarter, made her move unevenly, etc etc etc. It's crazy how everything ties in together! Anyways, after just a couple visits, she began to improve at lightning speed. We had to do a bunch of work on helping her learn where to place her hind feet, and lots of long and low to help her stretch out all her muscles, but we're pretty much back to normal now. Good luck, I hope your girl turns around for you.

health, hip injury, stifle injury, throughbred, warmblood

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