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    12-21-2011, 07:51 PM
Stall rest and turnout advice

Ok so I am brand new to this forum and can really use all the help I can get! Here is the background:

I recently received my first horse a month ago, he is a rescue more or less. 4yo OTTB gelding. He is beautiful and sweet, and I absolutely adore him. His last race was November 5th and he ended up fracturing his front right knee. When I went to see him the previous owner told me she had a vet look at him who said he could return to the track after 6 weeks stall rest. He is now a pet not a racehorse and I am only looking to do light riding with him nothing crazy once he is healed. I am still trying to get his vet records released to me as well as his x-rays. Anywho, I want to put him in a medical paddock so he isn't on total stall rest. I have not had my vet come look at him yet because I do not have any of his medical records yet and I have been getting the run around.

Thoughts and suggestions are very much welcome!!!
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    12-21-2011, 08:06 PM
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I really hate to say this but, you should have gotten your vet to check him out before getting him and/or talked to or gotten his vet records. Fractures don't usually heal very well and I sincerely doubt that a reputable vet said this horse could go back to racing after a fracture.

I would get your own vet out and if you can your own X-rays. You most likely will NEVER see the previous records because I am afraid these people have probably lied to you. The whole thing just doesn't sound right.
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    12-21-2011, 08:20 PM
I agree with Cinny, these people have probably lied to you. The best thing for you to do now since he is your horse is get your own vet out to look at him and do x-rays and tell you what would be best for your horse. Since you haven't seen the x-rays, you really don't know what could be going on in there.
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    12-22-2011, 02:46 AM
And do not turn him out in a paddock until you do the above suggestions, as you could undo all of the healing he has managed to accomplish....
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    01-14-2012, 09:11 PM
I ended up talking to the previous owner who took him back. Since she wasn't upfront with all the medical problems he had, he was beyond my care experience. Very tough time.
    01-14-2012, 11:37 PM
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Originally Posted by bittybocket    
I ended up talking to the previous owner who took him back. Since she wasn't upfront with all the medical problems he had, he was beyond my care experience. Very tough time.
I'm sorry it didn't work out but it's probably for the best. Don't give up, there is another horse out there that will be just what you need.
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