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    04-04-2013, 07:55 PM
Pardon not getting back to you - & haven't got time now either, but leaving this thread open, to remember to do it when I have spare time. Hope his leg heals quickly. If you're getting hoof xrays, make sure the vet marks the dorsal wall, dorsal hairline & apex of frog at least. Good also to have them stand on something that will allow for accurate measurements, such as a board with nails(cos radio-lucent) spaced evenly or such.

... & it will be fun if I mark your pics including where I suspect P3 is, then get to see rads & whether I'm accurate or not!
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    04-04-2013, 09:56 PM
Do you think we should get rads of his feet too? I was thinking knee's/lower legs. I'll see what the vet thinks too. Glad I have a tab open there haha!
    04-05-2013, 06:49 AM
Right, yeah, thought you meant hoof xrays, but yes, I appreciate they're expensive but with hooves like those, I'd be wanting rads if you can manage it.

She's got quite long/high heels, that look like they could probably be dropped nearly 1/2" immediately. Bars have been left to overgrow too & trimming them back will allow you to find where the real sole in the back half of the feet is, to trim to. Her toes are all stretched forward, to varying degrees - left fore looks about the best, as it seems to have worn itself more - heels higher on that side? - but there appears to be no excess material that should be removed from the ground surface of the toes. That means that in lowering heels, ground surface needs to be trimmed on a bevel, compared to the current ground surface. The quarters are all long & flared, looks like possibly substantial seedy/WLD needs dealing with in some.
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    04-12-2013, 02:00 PM
No vet today. It snowed and rained yesterday and overnight, and it is kinda rain/snowing right now. Bahhh... I will letchy'all know when I rebook. -___-
    04-16-2013, 06:38 PM
Okay. Booked for the 24th @ 1030am. 3rd time is the charm right?!
    04-25-2013, 12:03 AM
Well we made it to the vet. It was pretty much what I thought was going on.

Vet did a lameness exam. No lameness, said he moves very lightly and wonderfully lol. Starred at his legs. Contracted tendons, which is why he bounces on his knees. At this point he said exercise and riding would be fine. He wasn't going to do any x-rays, then decided might as well. Did four, front and side view of each knee.

His knees are open still. Some aggravation or something along the outside of the knees. I forgot to take photos of the xrays... my bad! :( So at this point it was decided no riding, and to get him onto pasture for 3-4 months, then we would xray again.

He is on bute for 2 weeks, 1 gram a day. Bought the powder stuff to throw on his oats. The vet wants him on bute to calm down the contractions in his tendons. So he will be in still for another couple weeks.

He also suspects his knees haven't closed due to low testosterone before being gelded. He was gelded last February just before turning two. It makes some sense... he was never aggressive as a stud colt. He's stayed the same mellow after being gelded.

The vet who initially came out for his leg injury said his leg is looking awesome.

So I am bummed about it, but I knew that was pretty much what the outcome would be. I'm in no rush though- Walter is going to be with me for life, so I'd rather have him sound, rather than running him down and having him fall apart too soon.

It is also his 3rd birthday today... <3
    04-25-2013, 12:13 AM
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And who would blame you for being a bit bummed out but all in all the news isn't that bad - just temporarily inconvenient. I suppose you can look at this as a gift of freed up time to take on one of those pesky little tasks or projects that we all put off.

Happy birthday, Walter.
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