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        02-13-2007, 12:02 PM
      #11
    Foal
    Well I think she would be fine walking. When all the other horses are runing around acting crazy she just stands there unless the the top horse comes over by her and makes her move around. The vet said we she would end up not using the one back leg as much causing her to be lame then it would put stess on the other leg and she would end up not being able to walk. About 2 weeks after the infection was gone she still limped a little then after a month she was fine. But we havent done any work to her. She's just a pature pet. That happened in september 2005. I could probably walk her around the yard and down the driveway. But I will have to be carefull, we have snow and ice on the drive way. I wish I hav the money, I would have the vet come out and do x-rays.
    I am going grocery shopping today so I will up some corn oil.
    Razeal she sounds like your 12yo gelding, but she does not have a respitory problem. She probably needs work. Thanks for the help
         
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        02-13-2007, 12:08 PM
      #12
    Yearling
    Corn is a big energy source, making a lot of horses 'hot.' I would be careful about the amount of weight you put on her and how quickly. Being over weight or having too rapid weight gain could make problems worse for her lameness.
    I would try careful deworming, free range hay, increasing feed slightly as time progresses, (sweet feed does add weight to horses not being worked) and using canola oil. Like you said, I'd also get the vet out soon. I'm sure you'd get much more reliable advice. Good luck!
         
        02-14-2007, 06:39 AM
      #13
    Foal
    Thats a hard one. The only other thing that could give good no impact exercise is swimming but if you've got snow and ice than that's a 'no go'! :roll:
         
        02-18-2007, 08:49 PM
      #14
    Foal
    any advice would be great

    Hello
    I am a first time horse owmer,but a long time horse lover.I just brought home an 8 month old medicine hat paint colt named Lakota on the 27th on jan. He is in very very bad shape. I have been putting weight on him with platform mare and foal and all the hay and water he wants. I'm not so worried about the weight because he is gaining slowly and surely. I wormed him three days after he came home and then again two weeks later.I used safeguard because of the poor shape he was in I didn't want to shock his system. However I am worried about two bald spots on his back next two his spine one on each side. I have seen him bitting at them. I did put triple antibotic on it. Didn't seem to help. He also has hair missing on his chest but I believe that is from rubbing . I think he is going to make a full recover just need to get the bald spots taken care of . Thanks
         
        02-18-2007, 09:12 PM
      #15
    Yearling
    Are you riding him?
         
        02-19-2007, 11:32 AM
      #16
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by kristy
    Are you riding him?


    No he is only 8 months old. Would you have any idea of what this could be???
         
        02-19-2007, 12:32 PM
      #17
    Yearling
    When a horse has a fungus they seem to sometimes lose some hair...but I am positive I am wrong...I would call your vet and ask him about missing patches off fur. I wish I could help you.
         
        02-19-2007, 01:51 PM
      #18
    Yearling
    Ok then, do you have a picture of the area? I think that's the only way I could judge.
         
        02-19-2007, 06:37 PM
      #19
    Yearling
    Good, good Kristy....A picture!!! Why did I not think of that....

    Yes a picture would Be VERY helpful.
         
        02-19-2007, 10:27 PM
      #20
    Foal
    I don't have a picture of it. But it just looks like bald spots and the skin looks dry.. I called the vet and he wasn't much help. Said he couldn't make it out to look because of all the snow. I got some cream for ringworm and that tpye of thing i'm going to start using it tomorrow and see if it helps.
         

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