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post #1 of 5 Old 04-03-2010, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Would it hurt her?

In February my mare Demi got checked by a vet to see what is wrong with her leg, we have 2 possible ideas on what is wrong (My vet doesn't have an x-ray machine so we couldnt test her.)But she might either have Arthritis, or a slab fracture in her knee. We are all leaning towards arthritis. I am for sure going to get her retested (I found an equine vet with an x-ray machine) but for now do you think if I put her on Arthritis medication it would help her leg?

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post #2 of 5 Old 04-03-2010, 09:43 PM
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Hmmmm...... I don't really think it would do harm, but I would wait just to be sure. I'd hate for the meds to have some sort of side effects if she turned out not to have it. I wish you the best of luck! :]
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post #3 of 5 Old 04-04-2010, 08:41 AM
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Shouldn't hurt her at all. A good and inexpensive first step might be giving her MSM. It is an anti inflammatory. I give my 31 yr old this twice a day and it helps him. Also use it for my Shetland when he has difficulty with his heaves as a management tool. It helps and won't cause any diagnosis issues.

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post #4 of 5 Old 04-04-2010, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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^Cool, thank you!

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post #5 of 5 Old 04-06-2010, 08:49 PM
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Hoover is on a preventative dose of Dumor Joint, which has glucosemine, condroitin, MSM, and ascorbic acid. He's been on it three years in October, and does just fine.

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