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    06-14-2012, 02:04 PM
  #1
Weanling
Unhappy Major cantering problems (video) UPDATE

Hi Everyone,
I am sure some of you are familiar with my old threat.
http://www.horseforum.com/horse-training/major-canter-problems-video-119166/

My horse, has been on the previcox for 6 weeks and it was working for awhile but then he was still having his head bob, more in the front. Then 2 weeks later he had a head bob from the back, what should I do now.

I do not believe he has EPM/lyme, because lameness is the only sign, and since he is older the arthritis is still going to be their.

My vet recommended taking him to a specialist, what do you guys think I should do/what is wrong? (please take in account I am on a limited budget)

Thanks!
     
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    06-14-2012, 03:27 PM
  #2
Weanling
Help-please!!
     
    06-14-2012, 04:44 PM
  #3
Teen Forum Moderator
Get a recommendation from your vet for a licenced specialisty and go. Otherwise, all that's going to happen is that you're going to spend a little money here and there trying to patch whatever is wrong- realize that your horse is still lame, and have to go to the specialist anyways- very possible with an even more messed up horse.

Its better for both you and your horse in the long run to just act now. Trust me.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:52 PM
  #4
Yearling
Go with the specialist, doll. It may be a little pricey, but your horse is worth it.
     
    06-14-2012, 04:53 PM
  #5
Weanling
Looking at the video, I see hips.. nothing brutally obvious and hard to tell from the vid quality but the way the back legs move make me think it hurts to either flex the pelvis, or range of motion on the legs all the way forward to all the way back. From directly behind does she swagger/swish her hips? If it's getting worse maybe a cortizone shot (geez sometimes I get in this vein and forget what I read.. Previcox.. duh sorry) and see if it helps? If it is affecting her more and getting less manageable.. there are very few cost effective alternatives..
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    06-14-2012, 08:00 PM
  #6
Yearling
Black Beauty, did the vet ever do any xrays or ultrasounds? Your guy is 18 right? He was shown Big Lick style? What was the actual drug the vet recommended? I don't think it was the Previcox was it? Didn't vet recommend the injections to start with?

Dang it, I am off to reread that thread then ask questions......
     
    06-14-2012, 08:14 PM
  #7
Weanling
Thank you- I want too!
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
Get a recommendation from your vet for a licenced specialisty and go. Otherwise, all that's going to happen is that you're going to spend a little money here and there trying to patch whatever is wrong- realize that your horse is still lame, and have to go to the specialist anyways- very possible with an even more messed up horse.

Its better for both you and your horse in the long run to just act now. Trust me.
     
    06-14-2012, 08:15 PM
  #8
Weanling
Thanks so much, He sure is. I am selling everything I don't use to get my horse all better. It is just creating tension with my mom.
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Originally Posted by xJumperx    
Go with the specialist, doll. It may be a little pricey, but your horse is worth it.
     
    06-14-2012, 08:17 PM
  #9
Weanling
He has been doing it since I have gotten him (a year and a half ago)
He loves to gallop and stuff, but doesn't know how to use his body correctly in the canter.
What do you mean by cortizone shot?
My vet thought it was hock, but hock injections are very pricey!
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Originally Posted by longshot    
Looking at the video, I see hips.. nothing brutally obvious and hard to tell from the vid quality but the way the back legs move make me think it hurts to either flex the pelvis, or range of motion on the legs all the way forward to all the way back. From directly behind does she swagger/swish her hips? If it's getting worse maybe a cortizone shot (geez sometimes I get in this vein and forget what I read.. Previcox.. duh sorry) and see if it helps? If it is affecting her more and getting less manageable.. there are very few cost effective alternatives..
     
    06-14-2012, 08:21 PM
  #10
Weanling
My vet first recommended injections then the previcox, and I choose the previcox as a less invasive option first. His back end started to look wonderful (but he was still having his cantering issues) and then he started to show a slight head nod in the front. And then it kind of went back to the back 2 weeks later.

I think it is a deeper issue (not bad) because he was still cross firing a little bit with the previcox (I think, I don't remember exactly)

I don't know if he was or wasn't, he is bred VERY well but was not cantered in 10 years when I got him. He does not have a head bob naturally though, in the gait.

No, I have not done either. I was planning to take him to the specialist.
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Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
Black Beauty, did the vet ever do any xrays or ultrasounds? Your guy is 18 right? He was shown Big Lick style? What was the actual drug the vet recommended? I don't think it was the Previcox was it? Didn't vet recommend the injections to start with?

Dang it, I am off to reread that thread then ask questions......
     

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