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    11-11-2012, 09:58 PM

I have a 7 year old Quarter mare. She is limping somewhat as of today. It does not appear as though it's her hoof, she has been making clicking sounds when she walks and I am wondering if she pulled something in her hip. (it looks as though she is favoring it) Could anyone tell me what may help, if I should get a Vet to look at her and how long should I wait to before I should see some kind of improvement, (depending on what is wrong). Thank you for any suggestions...
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    11-11-2012, 10:05 PM
This is very simple...You need a vet.

There is no way we can diagnosis this.

Good luck!
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    11-11-2012, 10:16 PM
There are so many causes of lameness and they can be extremely hard to diagnose even for experts. The best thing to do immediately is to separate her from the herd and place her in a small paddock to limit her movement. Check for obvious signs of swelling at the joints and cold hose if found. Beyond that you'll have to decide if you should have a farrier or vet examine her or just wait it out. Soft tissue injuries (tendon sprains and muscle pulls) can easily take weeks to months to fully heal.
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    11-12-2012, 07:50 AM

Thank you, I might try my farrier first, then go from there.. I really think this is muscle/tendon related because she seems to be sore in her back right hip... Need to do some futher digging...

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