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  • Twitches withers
  • Pony started twitching and reacting when touching her wither

 
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    03-17-2011, 01:51 AM
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    03-17-2011, 02:00 AM
  #12
Trained
Do her withers shake a whole bunch when you touch them? My vet does chiro and acupuncture also and I hadn't thought of my mare twitching her withers as causing pain, I just figured it was because I was touching her lightly and she was just shooing it away like a fly. My vet said if she just spazzes and twitches for a long period of time while I'm touching her, it's a lot of muscle spasms causing pain. She called it "wind", I guess that's the acupuncture term. She did some and the twitching stopped.

It's started up again and she snips at me if I brush her withers with my hand.

That might be something to bring up with the chiro too.
     
    03-17-2011, 02:12 AM
  #13
Foal
She doesn't do the shiver/shake thing but I will keep an eye out for that.
     
    03-17-2011, 02:53 AM
  #14
Trained
Okay. I'd never heard of it until my vet said it. It's extremely noticeable once you are aware of it. Their withers just shake. It's so odd..
     

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