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    07-18-2012, 11:55 AM
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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    07-18-2012, 11:56 AM
Looks like pinfiring marks.
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    07-18-2012, 11:58 AM
How would she get them?
    07-18-2012, 12:00 PM
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 It's considered an out of date practice, but some vets still do it.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
    07-18-2012, 12:02 PM
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.
    07-18-2012, 12:05 PM
Originally Posted by Speed Racer    
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 It's considered an out of date practice, but some vets still do it.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
    07-18-2012, 05:09 PM
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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