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post #1 of 5 Old 03-25-2011, 11:38 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation stifle needed

anything to do with a horse like the one in the video, but much more severe and on both sides? Natural remedies/massages or something?

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post #2 of 5 Old 03-26-2011, 12:03 AM
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It sounds like stringhalt but I haven't found anywhere that says it affects both rear legs. Normally only one is affected. The tendon seems to be involved in these cases and some cases are brought on due to some sort of trauma.
Surgery to the tendon can be done but it isn't a 100% sure thing.
Some cases recover spontaneously.

How long has the horse been doing this?
Any other symptoms?
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-26-2011, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
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real old horse...been doing it for years off and on, but it just got pretty bad

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post #4 of 5 Old 03-26-2011, 12:20 AM
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Wow. That's "severe" in compareson to my fellows stifle. My fellow is 21 and his stifle just started to lock, in 2010. It would lock over a fence once in a blue moon.

What I did for him, was I took him to an Equine Lameness Specialist. He did a full bout (2 times) of injections in both of his stifles, a week apart. He injected Iodine into his stifles, and that did a great job.

I couldn't be happier. Rules of a horse with a locking stifle -

- No stall time. Turn out 24/7
- Hill Work
- Cavaletti Work

Locking Stifles UFP

My greatest advice is, get the horse to an Equine Lameness Specialist who will beable to assess, palpate and examine the horse and the condition he/she is in. And go from there.

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post #5 of 5 Old 03-26-2011, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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great advice. thanks a bunch. going to read that article tonight:)

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