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    12-29-2010, 08:00 PM
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Foal
MYSTERY LAMENESS! vet doesn't know.. any help?

Hi
My loan horse had devoloped a condition which has left him extremely reluctant to move, shaking when walking, heat in his front feet, sweating up, bottom tucked in and looking very uncomfortable. We have had the vet out but she doesn't seem to know what's wrong.
He has his bloods done about a month ago and they came back clear
In the past he has has a twisted back but recovered. He also had a large cut on his leg last year which left him out of work for a while. Upon returning to work a few months later he went lame, being shaky in his back end and going down in the yard when his saddle was put on. We had the vet out but they couldn't tell us what was wrong, and has the physio out who said he'd grown 2 inches (now 17.1hh) although he is 14 years old and his saddle didnt fit properly as a result of this, so he was to be off work until the end of jan on box rest and have his saddle re-fitted. This was about a month ago and the condition described at the top came to light today. His owner did him yesterday and said he was shaky but she put it down to stiffness. What he was like today was definitely not just stiffness, you can tell he is in pain and there is something very wrong with the way he is walking. He's a 14 year old tb x id. The vet we called out today has put him on painkillers.
Any help you can give would be much appreciated
Thanks!
     
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    12-29-2010, 09:13 PM
  #2
Trained
Well, this sounds fishy. How about some pics?
     
    12-29-2010, 09:28 PM
  #3
Green Broke
Hmmm....I would be tempted to suspect EPM a bit.
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    12-29-2010, 10:34 PM
  #4
Green Broke
I would get a second vet out for another look. I might also contact a chiropractor if the second vet doesn't find anything definitive.
     
    12-29-2010, 10:46 PM
  #5
Trained
Selenium overdose? Are you feeding supplements in addition to pelleted feed?
     
    12-30-2010, 02:26 PM
  #6
Foal
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Originally Posted by cakemom    
Hmmm....I would be tempted to suspect EPM a bit.
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we have today discovered that he has suspected severe EPM, and if he doesn't die in the next few days he will probably have to be put down.
Thankyou for everyone's help.
     
    12-30-2010, 02:27 PM
  #7
Foal
I don't think pictures would have helped. Aside from looking drowsy he has no outward signs and cannot be walked out of his stable
     
    12-30-2010, 02:44 PM
  #8
Green Broke
I'm so sorry. EPM is a bad thing. I wish there were something to be done. Hugs.
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    12-30-2010, 03:35 PM
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mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by tillybud    
we have today discovered that he has suspected severe EPM, and if he doesn't die in the next few days he will probably have to be put down.
Thankyou for everyone's help.
You are not seriously just waiting for the poor thing to die? If he is that bad off, please do the humane thing!
     
    12-30-2010, 05:44 PM
  #10
Trained
Sorry for the sad news. I agree with MLS -- don't let him suffer. His life has been entrusted to you and should be respected.
     

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