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post #1 of 5 Old 07-17-2013, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Lame horse?

Saturday while riding my horse started to limp a little when I was riding him, got off picked his feet again and it kept happening. Cooled him off checked everything over again.
Sunday it was a little bit worse a lot more noticeable, didn't finish our ride and cooled him off again. Cooled hosed his leg and scrubbed them all in Epsom salts.
Monday did the same thing and gave him the day completely off.
Yesterday I hand trotted him, and it seemed to be a little better but I didn't want to push it so I just cooled hosed his leg an shoulder and had him stay in overnight.
Today when he was turned it still seemed to be bugging him, but I think it looked a little better and decided to do nothing with it today.
But there's no heat swelling or sensitivity anywhere on his leg/ shoulder along with his hoof. I've picked them all out a million times, and there's no sensitive spots or anything else.
So I'm a little confused as to what's his problem. The barn owner thinks he has a stone bruise, while one of the trainer thinks he's getting an abscess that just hasn't come to the surface yet. And I think he had a little to much fun in the drying mud, and is a little sore.
What would your best guess be? I can have pictures up ASAP tomorrow morning, too.
Sorry about all the information I just wanted to make sure I got everything I could.
Thanks!! :)
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He also had Lyme, so that's why I'm thinking he's just really sore!
Thanks again!!
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post #2 of 5 Old 07-17-2013, 05:26 PM
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It sounds like its probably just one of the options you stated, likely to do with his hooves. I wouldn't worry about it too much unless it gets worse. Sounds like its getting better though!
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post #3 of 5 Old 07-17-2013, 06:15 PM
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Well... You covered all the possibilities that I can think of. I'd check his temp and monitor, but w/ no heat or swelling I'd do just as you are and keep watch for a few days. If it doesn't get better, then I'd call the vet or the farrier (depending on if you start thinking it's an abscess)...

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post #4 of 5 Old 07-17-2013, 09:34 PM
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Could be an abscess...

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post #5 of 5 Old 07-19-2013, 12:38 AM
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I agree with the abscess theory ...especially this time of year . Good luck
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