Popping heal
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Popping heal

This is a discussion on Popping heal within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • ANKLE POPPING IN FOAL HORSE
  • Ankle pop in horse

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    03-16-2007, 09:24 AM
  #1
Weanling
Popping heal

Okay I am very upset. I went to get my horse and she was limping. Her leg was swelled and a little warm but that's not the worst part. When she walked it looked like her ankle was actually popping. Thenwhen she straightened her leg it made a horrible creeking noise and then snapped like a tree branch breaking. She still puts some weight on it the vet couldn't come out yet I am so worried. Has anyone ever experienced this? She is my first horse and the people I board with have never seen anything like this and they have been in the business forever.

Thanks
P.P
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    03-17-2007, 11:59 PM
  #2
Foal
How old is the horse? Also, is it a front leg or a hind leg? A lot of times younger horses can get what's called a "locked stifle" but this occurs in the hind legs. What happens is the tendons in the stifle move and cause the patella to "lock" and when they unlock it it sounds awful (like the popping tree branch you described) but I would suggest having a vet come out. Let me know though, I'm a pre-vet student and am curious as to these kinds of lameness issues that occur. Thanks. And Good luck.
     
    03-21-2007, 02:26 PM
  #3
Weanling
You were right, I think he called it a pulled stifle or something like that and it was her left back. The vet said the noise was her putting it back in place. She is good now. She's 18 so I thought I was going to have to get a new horse. She's good now though.

Ps You are going to make a great vet.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:02 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0