I've been thinking about this after having a vet, my farrier, and a chiro disagree about what is causing my mare to be lame. Started with the farrier not being able to get my mare's back feet high enough to trim and she was really stiff, so he gave me the number of a chiropractor.
Well in the mean time waiting for the chiro to make it out, my mare got lamer and lamer. Vet came out and said her knee was really boggy. His treatment was bute her and wait to see if she heals up(as in its just a soft tissue injury) and if it doesn't by the end of next week we do x-rays. Her lameness in her back end is due to compensation for the front. He told me that if it gives me piece of mind, still have the chiro out but he doubts it'll help.
So chiro came out, he decides my mare is very out everywhere and its probably joint/muscle soreness causing the knee to be boggy in the first place. And after all the cracking and her responses to his pushing and prodding and how happy she was after trying to kick his head off, I'm siding with the chiro.
So I'm just curious if you guys on here have a certain person that you credit their judgment more? Or is it a lot of case by case judgment calls?