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    11-09-2011, 04:51 PM
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Green Broke
Worried about my geldings health. :(

I mean I could be totally be over worrying but this is regarding my previous post in the health section-
Pulse in legs?

I mean what if its not his hooves (which im SURE it is but..)
I don't know. Im so over worrying it. I just hope its because of whoever screwed up his hooves. Ill be so sad if he ends up going lame and can't be ridden or something....

*sigh*
     
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    11-09-2011, 04:54 PM
  #2
Showing
Horses who are laminitic or even foundered can recover enough to be ridden. You just need to watch them carefully.

But yes, if he gets laminitis or founders, he'll be unrideable for awhile. That's the chance we take when we have horses. They may not always be rideable.
     
    11-09-2011, 06:09 PM
  #3
Green Broke
What can you do about this?

If there is some action you can take, then take it. If there isn't anything you can do, then stop worrying. It's a waste of energy and does absolutely no good.

Horses are risky, but there are many problems that horses can recover from. They're not that fragile. Do what you can and see what happens.
     
    11-09-2011, 07:19 PM
  #4
Green Broke
My vet didnt say much and kinda left me hanging on a limb with "have the farrier come out and regularly trim his feet and if te problems resolves then good but if not then we will have to run further tests" the farrier isn't coming out til 2 days before Xmas but he isn't in severe pain and you can only tell he is slightly uncomfortable. Ah guess well have to see what happens
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    11-10-2011, 02:17 AM
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Well, the farrier needs to come out sooner. That's far too long to wait, even if he had just been trimmed yesterday! Every six weeks is the general guideline, adjusted according to your horse. And if there's really something noticeably wrong with him, he needs to be seen by a second vet who will actually answer questions and do a thorough work-up.
     
    11-10-2011, 09:08 AM
  #6
Green Broke
The farrier who is a good friend of the family's looked at them when I first brought him to the barn but I'll have him out sooner to just see what he thinnks
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