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post #1 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 11:13 AM Thread Starter
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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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post #2 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 11:23 AM
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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.
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post #3 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #4 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 04:52 PM
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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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post #5 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 04:58 PM
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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
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post #6 of 9 Old 07-12-2011, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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I'll try hosing it. I think she pulled a muscle....

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post #7 of 9 Old 07-13-2011, 07:35 AM
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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.
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post #8 of 9 Old 07-15-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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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

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post #9 of 9 Old 07-15-2011, 04:46 PM
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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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