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    09-08-2010, 12:52 PM
Rosie Update **WITH PICS!**

Ok, so we have ruled out that it is my riding/and or/ poor saddle fit. I massaged her a few days ago and really didnt find much out of order. A few knots where you would expect a horse who had been out of work for so long.

Her owner and a friend rode her bareback in the ring and she did the same thing. She would not trot and when asked, she would either balk and shut down or would kick out. After a little pushing she would canter both directions.

The lump looks no bigger. Still has no heat. She is 100% pasture sound with no noticable limp in the field. Its hard to say with the trot as Rosie doesnt really 'rip' around her field.

I took a few pictures but its a difficult area to get a good shot of. Here are a few



Does this help? Her owner has called the vet but they are still trying to figure out how to sedate her to x-ray. Those x-ray machines are super expensive and Im sure she doesn't want hers destroyed. She prefers IV sedation to any other...especially in the case of a horse her size. Getting a shot in her is going to be difficult...getting it in a vein is impossible.

Rosies good traits are also bad traits. This horse has NO quit in her. None. She doesn't care if it takes all day...she will still refuse. We could probably get one shot on her and then maybe she would be loopy enough that we could get a vein. Maybe. Any ideas?
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    09-08-2010, 02:57 PM
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    09-08-2010, 03:04 PM
I would say talk to Indy on this one!
    09-08-2010, 03:08 PM
What did the vet and owner say about twitching her to get the IV shot in?
    09-08-2010, 03:09 PM
Wow, wish I could help you out. I don't suppose that she would stand steady without sedation just long enough for the x-rays? As for her fetlock, maybe a windpuff? I'm not real sure. I hope the vet can get it figured out for you and it is something correctable.
    09-08-2010, 03:15 PM
Maybe someone else suggested this already, but could it be a windpuff? It's just wikipedia but .... Windpuff - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    09-08-2010, 03:17 PM
Tiger-Her owner said No. I tried a neck twitch on her today and she just about flipped out. I figured that would atleast be an option. I think the best option is to give her a shot in her bum with something to ease her up a bit and then try the IV.

Smrobs-I don't know that she would be terrible about it...The vet just doesn't like the way that she bullies herself around (and I don't blame her) and it is a very expensive piece of machinery that could take weeks to replace-repair. I doubt she would even try without her being sedated.

Let me look up a 'windpuff' and see what that's all about. I've seen it mentioned in a few articles I've read.
    09-08-2010, 03:24 PM
Hmmm....Im going to hafta look into this! There are two things that don't fit great. Some articles say that windpuffs are firm...others say they are softer. This is hard. They say they are caused by concussive force on a horse with less than stellar conformation. Rosies conformation isn't horrible but her condition is. And at second glance...her rear pasterns are rather short...they have good angle though. The most promising sign is that they can get bigger and smaller. This certainly has grown in the past few weeks.
    09-08-2010, 03:32 PM
Ok...well that is looking up. Its saying that a windgall can actually GO AWAY with time and rest. That she should be cold hosed and rested for a week. Measure it at the beginning of the week and at the end. It says that its a pretty good sign that she hasn't actually pulled lame...she just refuses to do 'concussive' activities as in getting 2600lbs trotting. Either way...I want her to get better but I will be stepping down as her rider. Its time for her owner to step up.
    09-08-2010, 03:35 PM
Hopefully that's what it is. Good luck. Maybe now that you've put the beginnings on her the owner will be more willing to jump in?

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