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        03-13-2008, 06:13 PM
    What could it be??????

    I recently got a new girl in late December and she has been amazing!!!! We have been doing a lot of flat and she has been building nice muscle and loosing weight, but last time we were at a show (January) she came up a little off so we pulled her from the class, and the vet looked at her the next day. He said that it was probably the beginning of navicular changes and to have her toes rolled and put on bute for 2 days. Well we did that and she was fine again. But then about 2 weeks later she came up a bit off again. So once again the vet came out and he said that her back was sore on the right hind. So we had the chriopractor come out and we had her done (infact she had a huge knot there). But yesterday I went out to ride and she had had a week off so I went to lunge her first. And she was off!!!!!! This time it was really noticable so this time we called a different vet and he said that it was something in her foot but he would need the farrier there to pull the shoe so he could take x-rays and then the farrier could put her shoe back on. But because of schedualing restraints we have her going to one of the best Vets around that we often go to for huge prolems. His name is Dr. Jackson in Aurora(sp) ohio. She is going next thursday(March 20th) and they are taking x-rays and running tests.

    Does anyone have any idea what this could be ????

    By the way its her right front
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        03-14-2008, 12:29 AM
    Gosh, I don't know. Perhaps ringbone? The x-rays will tell you..
        03-14-2008, 01:24 AM
    Ringbone was my thought as well. Since you already had the chiropractor out I would imagine that it's her feet not her back bothering her. Obviously the only way to be sure is with x-rays. When was the last time her feet were done? Maybe it wasn't shod correctly? I've seen a few horses come up sore after poor shoeing and with a little bit of corrective work they were fine. Just a shot in the dark really. All you can do is wait for the vet I guess. Best of luck with your horse.
        03-14-2008, 10:20 AM
    My friend's horse goes lame after shoeing if the farrier doesnt follow his set of angles we discovered. We think it could possibly be a slight case of ringbone, or even perhaps a bone chip. S o long as his angles stay the same when he's sound, he's 00% comfortable. Let us know when you get the x-rays!
        03-14-2008, 07:38 PM
    The first time she was off was 4 weeks before she was due to have her feet done so it wasn't the shoeing the first time. The second time it was like 2 weeks after she had been done. But we have the top farrier around do our show horses because we can't risk them having an off day. Nothing has derasticaly changed. She has a wedge in one foot to keep the angles even and then she has gel plus aluminum shoes. And the shoes are on all 4. I sure hope its not ring bone as she is just turning 8 !!!! I never thought of that. Well I will let you know what happens on thursday. Her appointment is at 10 in the morning so we have to wake up at 6:00 so we can leave the barn between 7:30-8:00!!! Yeah mornings

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