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post #1 of 5 Old 03-21-2012, 12:59 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rehab! What should i do?

My horse just got a injury to her suspensory. She is getting shockwave and i am doing walk rides for 30 mins. Is there anything else I can do to help her get better quicker> Feed, supplements, anything??? Thanks
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-21-2012, 01:17 PM
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The more patient you can be, the better the injury will heal.

I know people who have had success using Back on Track products to promote healing as well.
Stall rest, stable bandaging and walking on good surfaces in straight lines are standard protocol. Good luck!

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post #3 of 5 Old 03-21-2012, 01:30 PM
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Like ANABEL said patience and time. Cold hosing never hurt anything
walking is good on level footing. Just take your time allowing it to heal correctly your better off in the long run. Wrapping may be used ( But only if you are experienced with wrapping. You dont want to aggrivate the injury more and that depends on the area in question too. Good Luck hope your horse gets better.
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-21-2012, 05:05 PM
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You just have to be patient. I know it sucks, but it works. My horse got put away wet in the middle of the winter by the trainer (she was kept outside, and we don't use that trainer anymore) and she tied up. Then she got about the worst farrier job you can possibly give your horse. All that caused her to be lame from december untill march. The whole thing also made her joints forever sensitive. Just make sure you at least keep her walking, so she doesn't colic. Also, in order to prevent more problems from her being over weight, switch her to grass hay if she isn't already on it, and maybe feed her a little less of hay and fatty treats. When they get over weight, first, its a pain to get the pounds off, and they are more prone to further injury.
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-21-2012, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys :) I wish it would not have happened by my horse loves to play in the pasture. The vet told me no turnout for 4 months so lots of walking and hand grazing. I will try to wrap her legs and get those back on track products. Thanks again.
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