Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: NW Ontario, Canada
Murray is lame =[
Just back from the barn. Upsetting as I found out Murray is lame. He moved 3 steps for me when I noticed. This is the first time I EVER had him lame in the 3 years of owning him.
A boarder, Tamara, was there at the time so I went to get her help. We tried the grain method but he wouldn't budge. So she left to get Roger the BO and I tried to see how far I can get Murray to move. It wasn't much. So I sprayed him down with fly spray. Tamara came back and told me she couldn't get a hold of Roger but left me with his phone numbers and her number to call and see.
So far, he is in the fields on the soft ground grazing. Myself and Tamara left messages on Roger's phones and we are waiting to see what will happen. We both guess that since the area had tons of rain storms lately, he must have spooked or was running and slipped, causing his injury.
I'm hoping for the best. If anyone has information regarding lameness, I would gladly love to have it as this is a first for me. He does have a bump above his hoof that is a concern to both me and Tamara. Thanks everyone.
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