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post #11 of 66 Old 05-30-2012, 04:26 PM
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Hmm, I honestly don't know. She's not HYPP N/H is she?

I hope you can get it figured out and get her back to being healthy.

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post #12 of 66 Old 05-30-2012, 04:30 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you!! I hope its something simple like a sprain in her lower back. As thats where her hunters bump is, and that keeps getting bigger, then smaller, then bigger(more inflamed.) i would think that a cortizone shot back there would help at least take care of the swelling and help her become more comfortable :(
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post #13 of 66 Old 05-31-2012, 03:22 AM Thread Starter
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No, her sire was tested n/n for hypp. Hopefully making an appt tomorrow for a second opinion
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post #14 of 66 Old 07-01-2012, 02:44 PM Thread Starter
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Just thought I would give an update on my mare, for anyone in the future who stumbles across this thread and maybe has the same problem. We took her to Oregon State University, and after hours of test, she was unofficially diagnosed with the beginning stages of EMND and a severe case of sleep deprivation. Glad to know it wasn't anything too severe. The EMND is the worse part, so hopefully with some vitamin E she can recoup well and the disease won't progress.
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post #15 of 66 Old 07-01-2012, 03:36 PM
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I'm delighted you have an answer. I hope that you can maintain her and she is able to live comfortably. All the best.

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post #16 of 66 Old 07-01-2012, 03:44 PM
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Ive owned her for almost 10 years. We havent done any xrays or anything yet, the closest place that does spinal xrays is about 4 hours away. And yes, both rear legs go out at the same time.
First I am so sorry for your mares injuries. and i hope she gets better soon . From what you are saying she is doing I would think back injury. where you stated how she was twisted and all. Horses dont just drop their hind end suddenly like she does if its lameness. lameness you would know right away she wouldnt go fine then start up. Where as being on her back, and she has some kind of spinal injury (Bruising or inflamation etc ) she will suddenly drop her hind end or fall. Try running your fingers pressed along her spine from front to back and I mean press. If she moves off or ducks to avoid your pressure there is a sign of back issues. I would take the 4 hours and go get xrays done. if all come back fine I would see about chiropractic work they will find the problem and maybe work the kinks out. This is something you really cant just blow off vet work ( Not that you are I just mean the xrays etc etc ) and to me if shes dropping like she is 4 weeks isnt enough.
I wish you luck and a speedy recovery.

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post #17 of 66 Old 07-01-2012, 03:50 PM
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oops didnt see you mentioned chiropractor. But still feel the 4 hour trip is needed if they cant find anything by a check over and no xrays then seems to me xrays are in order. Im surprised vet didnt recommend them.

anyways good luck

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What does EMND stand for?
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Equine Motor Neuron Disease The Horse | Equine Motor Neuron Disease (EMND)

I am glad the OP finally got an answer and am sending good thoughts for her horse...

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Equine Motor Neuron Disease The Horse | Equine Motor Neuron Disease (EMND)



I am glad the OP finally got an answer and am sending good thoughts for her horse...
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