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post #1 of 6 Old 10-20-2011, 10:52 PM Thread Starter
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Suspensory Advice?

So I ahve a horse whom I think injured his suspensory ligament. I'm going to be taking him to the vet to get it verified, but I've never dealt with this kidn of injury. Anyone out there that has?
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Yep, but I wouldn't count on anything until you have the vet's diagnosis and have the damage quantified.
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post #3 of 6 Old 10-21-2011, 01:15 PM Thread Starter
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well I am not able to get him looked at for another 2 weeks, I am keeping him in a small roundpen type area and keeping it wrapped and hosed. Anything else I should be doing?
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Surely there's another vet around? Depending on what it is, time may be of the essence. Keeping him locked up is good, though. I would probably not wrap it. Bute--one gram twice a day.
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well we had the local vet out 5 months ago and he said to just give him time off and that he couldn't see anything "too serious" and since I'm only 15, don't make enough money and can't drive, No oone listens to me but I finally talked them (my dad and uncle) into taking him to Kstate for me :\ so you're saying I need to find Bute....?
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Yes, I would bute if the horse is lame and/or there is swelling. It's not the end of the world if you don't, but it should help. I'd probably do it for at least three days--honestly the vet would probably advise more, but a lot of people chose not to agree with that, citing adverse effects.
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