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    02-16-2010, 11:10 AM
Green Broke
Vets coming today.

So todays the day the vet comes for a visit to check my poor girly out.

She's still favoring the leg a bit so I can have her look at that then we're going to talk about having the physical done and possible blood work.

So look out for an update for those who are interested.
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    02-16-2010, 11:37 AM
Awesome! Can't wait to hear what happens.
    02-16-2010, 12:28 PM
HAF, good luck with her! Just an FYI, I just submitted a paper on the tumors she is possibly suspecting which was a case report on a mare who's endocrine blood profile was completely normal. Make sure she palpates and ultrasounds (if possible) both ovaries to look for abnormalities, as relying on the "gold standard tests" for that disease is starting to prove less reliable as we learn more about them. Definitely keep us posted, keeping fingers crossed that the prognosis on the leg is good too!!
    02-16-2010, 05:42 PM
Green Broke
So im back from the barn

Turns out my horse has Lime disease for one. Which is why she's haveing a lot of behavioral changes in the winter because it is active right now. :( she's being put on 6 week treatment for it.

About the lameness- this is what the paper says:
Chance is 1/5 grade off on the LF when circling to the left. When circling to the right, Chance appears to want to transition to the canter [this was my fault] Palpation of the LF is WNL [What does this mean?!] No back pain elicted on palation, just mild wither pain, and associated Nuchal ligament discomfort.

PD block ~ 98% improvement on circle left.
Lyme snap test - positive

O elected to treat Lyme diease first, and re evaluate after treatment..

She said if its the coffin bone.. like if its split or chipped chance would be put on 4 months rest or so.. then take xrays before she's put back into work to make 100% sure that its healed...

Vet bill was $611
One is because the lyme treatment was $410
    02-16-2010, 05:48 PM
Green Broke
WNL is within normal limits I think.
    02-16-2010, 06:17 PM
Green Broke
I know it's hard to think about now, but really this isn't too bad! Sounds like lyme is completely treatable and the lameness is not as bad as it could be...

Poor chance :(
    02-16-2010, 06:24 PM
Green Broke
Thanks eventerdrew.

Sadly theres no 100% positive that it will clear it up. It may control or lessen it.. but im praying it will clear it up! She said since she's young theres a good chance that she will be cured by the end of the treatment so .. these are going to be some long 6 weeks.

Since I can't work her for over a month .. she's going to be SOOO hyped up the day I put her back into work. Most of my work under saddle is going to be undone as well.

BUT at least I CAN say that this wasnt a training issue! Which actually my training came through for me.. they wanted to twitch her for the block because they put the needle in the nerve which most horses can't stand but I asked them not to trust that she wont do anything.. and I was right.. she never moved :) I was very proud of my girl. They were pretty shocked.
    02-16-2010, 06:29 PM
Green Broke
After my mare's stifle injury, my vet told me to put her on a small amount of Ace every time I rode (it was 2 times a week to start out with) for the first couple of weeks so that no one got hurt. She's quite the spirited little bugger and she likes to have fun But it wasn't ideal when we were rehabbing her from an injury. Ace did wonders. Used it for a week and didn't need it anymore.
    02-16-2010, 08:57 PM
Green Broke
Ace? I've heard of it, but I can't think about what it is or does.
    02-16-2010, 09:07 PM
Green Broke
It's a sedative. Give's 'em a little downer before you get on. A lot of vets will recommend it for a hot horse after a long time off.

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