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    11-10-2012, 07:48 AM
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Foal
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Please help! Any advice information very welcome! On Monday morning Tosca had no coordination in her hind legs she was so wobbly she would just fall around her stable if she tried to move. Vet was called immediately and he suspected a broken vertebrate in her neck which was pushing in her spinal cord. She was given injection of painkillers and anti inflams. Somedays she seems to have improved but other days she seems the same. When standing she seems perfect but when she moves quickly or turns in a circle she loses her balance. She has fallen over once but did manage to get back up which surprised me! She doesnt seem to be in a huge amount of pain as she is eating her food and is only a little bit stressed in her stable during the day. Hopefully she will improve enough to travel to get scanned and find out exactly what is wrong.. Another very knowlegable horse person is saying she thinks that it could be her brain.. :/
This is a video of her taken today.. Saturday, 5 days after it happened! Before video was taken she had totally lost her balance and nearly fallen down


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    11-10-2012, 07:53 AM
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Trained
I don't quite know what to think but goodness me she's moving like she's sedated! Too alert to actually be sedated though.

Any chance of x-rays of her neck? The vet's diagnosis is the first thing I would suspect but I would want x-rays to see the severity.

I had a horse that I suspect had neuro issues but he didn't present like that so I can't really offer my experience... mine fell under saddle but moved normally. Complete change of temperament from submissive wimp in the pasture to nasty nasty bully that was taking big chunks out of the other horses [over a very short period of time]. Until he started taking chunks out of other horses I was looking for a companion home for him... but, with very good reason, nobody wants a companion horse that's a nasty bully.
     
    11-10-2012, 08:07 AM
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Foal
We have to travel her for an hour to get to the vet clinic that has proper equipment and she is too wobbly to travel yet.. Hopefully she will continue to improve enough to get xrays! I just hope she gets better enough :( sigh
     
    11-10-2012, 08:24 AM
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Foal
[QUOTE=blue eyed pony;1752095]I don't quite know what to think but goodness me she's moving like she's sedated! Too alert to actually be sedated though.

E have to travel her for an hour to get to the vet clinic that has proper equipment and she is too wobbly to travel yet.. Hopefully she will continue to improve enough to get xrays! I just hope she gets better enough! Sigh
     
    11-10-2012, 08:34 AM
  #5
Yearling
I haven't any insight but send my hopes she improves!
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    11-10-2012, 09:41 AM
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Started
Wobblers Syndrome in Horses


Here is a good article on Wobblers, how to diagnose and what can be done.
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    11-10-2012, 10:51 AM
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Foal
Thank you! I have already read this before and it did give me an insight into the syndrome but I'm looking for people who have had the same experience as I'm having and there views. Thanks again though :)
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    11-10-2012, 06:08 PM
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Green Broke
My first thought was EPM. Has she or is she being tested for that?
     
    11-10-2012, 06:58 PM
  #9
Started
Not experiences you probably want to hear....I had a colt several yrs ago that developed wobbler symptoms.He initially could walk not bad just subtle incoordination in hind end,tripping & he did go down a couple times when trying to trot around.When took him to vet he tested & diagnosis of wobbler was made. He was on stall/paddock rest & just hand walking. Did the antiflammatories & even neck/vertebra cortisone injection. I also took him to a rehab place & they had exercise program made for him.Vet prognosis wasn't to promising,but he did say he has seen horse recover from such,so gave me some hope.He responded well initially & thought he was going to recover enough to at least still be able to breed,but I knew his show career would be over.Well about 4-5 mths he ended up suddenly regressing to point he was waking like a drunk & trouble getting up,we had to end up having to put him down.... Friends colt also developed similar symptoms after a mishap in the pasture,he unfortunately never recovered either... Both these horses were 2 yr olds at the time of their mishaps.
     
    11-10-2012, 07:31 PM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by paintedpastures    
Not experiences you probably want to hear....I had a colt several yrs ago that developed wobbler symptoms.He initially could walk not bad just subtle incoordination in hind end,tripping & he did go down a couple times when trying to trot around.When took him to vet he tested & diagnosis of wobbler was made. He was on stall/paddock rest & just hand walking. Did the antiflammatories & even neck/vertebra cortisone injection. I also took him to a rehab place & they had exercise program made for him.Vet prognosis wasn't to promising,but he did say he has seen horse recover from such,so gave me some hope.He responded well initially & thought he was going to recover enough to at least still be able to breed,but I knew his show career would be over.Well about 4-5 mths he ended up suddenly regressing to point he was waking like a drunk & trouble getting up,we had to end up having to put him down.... Friends colt also developed similar symptoms after a mishap in the pasture,he unfortunately never recovered either... Both these horses were 2 yr olds at the time of their mishaps.
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