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    07-12-2011, 12:13 PM
My girl's leg needs help :(

I have a 16 year old fox trotter/walker mix. I rode her in a parade and we did nothing but walk and at the end, she came up lame on her rear left leg. Nobody knows what happened to her, and 2 weeks later she's still limping a little. There's no swelling or visible marks, and she still wants to go go go but after she does, she still acts like it hurts. What should I do?
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    07-12-2011, 12:23 PM
If my horse was lame for two weeks I would probably call the vet to do some diagnostics to determine what was causing the lameness.
    07-12-2011, 05:48 PM
I'm going to get her checked for pregnancy next week sometime....I can do it then. I'm just wondering if there was anything I could do to relieve stiffness in her leg
    07-12-2011, 05:52 PM
Is there any kind of icey hot for horses? A linament of some kind you could rub ob to provide some relief? Hope everything is alright!
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    07-12-2011, 05:58 PM
Sore No More liniment has worked like a charm for me and I am a big believer. There is also vetrolin which many people swear by. If you believe in bute then giver a gram if it gets bad. And if it's her leg that's bad try cold hosing it for about ten minutes four or five times a day
    07-12-2011, 08:14 PM
I'll try hosing it. I think she pulled a muscle....
    07-13-2011, 08:35 AM
Originally Posted by lovemygaitedbabies    
I'm just wondering if there was anything I could do to relieve stiffness in her leg
There is no way to tell you how to relieve stiffness if you do not know what is causing the stiffness.
    07-15-2011, 05:20 PM
Well she wasn't limping nearly as much so I rode her around a little and she's almost all better she even chased a deer out of the pasture when I turned her back out. The hosing helped
    07-15-2011, 05:46 PM
Awesome! I'm glad to hear that she is doing better. Something that worked great for my mare was the sore no more poultice

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