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    08-27-2012, 11:45 PM
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I was out on the trails yesterday when my horse stepped in a hole, she stumbled a bit but walked it off. Now today she has a very bad limp and I am not sure what to do. Is it just a sprain? There is no heat. What should I do?

Thanks in advance

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    08-28-2012, 12:09 AM
No swelling?

I guess, I would call a vet, but I don't have much experience with injuries. But, since you do know that it is connected to a certain misstep, it is likely that it is some kind of sprain or strain. Maybe will just need some cold hosing or wrapping. But I would want a vet's opinion.
    08-28-2012, 12:31 AM
Green Broke
When in doubt, call the vet out...
I would hose it for now while you wiat for the vet. Maybe get some linament on it but CALL. THE. VET.
    08-28-2012, 01:37 AM
There is no swelling at all. I will ask around some more and then I will call the vet
    08-28-2012, 03:48 AM

If she's shod, it may help to pull her shoes and just let her rest on a soft area or terrain. If there's no heat or swelling you can detect anywhere, rest and massage and some time off may do the trick?
    08-28-2012, 01:31 PM
Originally Posted by DRichmond    

If she's shod, it may help to pull her shoes and just let her rest on a soft area or terrain. If there's no heat or swelling you can detect anywhere, rest and massage and some time off may do the trick?

I will try that. Right now she is in a rubber matted stall with a dirt paddock.

    08-28-2012, 02:32 PM
Green Broke
So no swelling and no heat? Have you checked more than once? Or could it possibly be hoof related? Maybe a stone bruise or something.

I would do what DRichmond said. Pull shoes, give her time off, and check again for swelling or heat.
    08-28-2012, 03:20 PM
Ok I will check again today, she doesn't have shoes. So it is possible it is hoof related, from a sharp rock or something. It is here front right leg so it could be anything from her hoof to her shoulder. I looked in her stall and there is no swelling. Her limp is better and she looks a lot happier. Thanks for everyone's help! I will stay off her and give her some rest for a few more days.

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