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post #1 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 10:55 AM Thread Starter
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Strange Markings on Legs

I was volunteering at a horse rescue. I saw these stange dots on one of the horses legs. I can't for the life of me figure out what it is. Any ideas?
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 10:56 AM
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Looks like pinfiring marks.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 10:58 AM Thread Starter
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How would she get them?
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post #4 of 7 Old 07-18-2012, 11:00 AM
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From a vet. It's considered an out of date practice, but some vets still do it.

Here's an article about it:

Pinfiring proves obsolete - Thoroughbred Times

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Is it meby from if she's had a blown tendon or splint treated with pin firing? I've never seen a horse in person (except a grey, and I wasn't getting to close to his legs haha) whos had it done, so I'm not 100% sure.

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From a vet. It's considered an out of date practice, but some vets still do it.
Just about to read the article, but I think some vets have moved on from hot to freezing (cooled in a liquid gas like nitrogen or summet) pins as it is supposedly better treatment when done with freeezing pins

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I have never seen that many pin fires on a leg! We have one with 4 on his leg at my barn. That's crazy.

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