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    09-19-2009, 07:02 AM
  #1
Foal
hind leg trouble in a 4 mo mini

Ok flash is a friends mini that is at my pasture with my 2 and he is walking on his heels his toes are up in the air when he walks the farrier said it was his flex musels were weak but I'm not to sure it don't seem to hurt him at all but I can't imagine that it is comfortable to walk that way we were wondering if there was maybe a supplyment or somethint to be done to help straighten up his legs

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    09-19-2009, 07:04 AM
  #2
Started
Some horses walk like this if they have laminitis
     
    09-19-2009, 06:59 PM
  #3
Foal
[quote=artistic cowgirl;406465]Ok flash is a friends mini that is at my pasture with my 2 and he is walking on his heels his toes are up in the air when he walks the farrier said it was his flex musels were weak but I'm not to sure it don't seem to hurt him at all but I can't imagine that it is comfortable to walk that way we were wondering if there was maybe a supplyment or somethint to be done to help straighten up his legs

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    09-20-2009, 08:38 AM
  #4
Weanling
Ask the farrier to do a rolled toe as that gets them up and flat again. This is usually due to the mare being vitamin and or selenium deficient during her pregnancy. I have heard a B vitamin shot can help.

Most come up on their own with regular good trimming.

I hope you don't mind me saying but this foal is thin and un thrifty looking. He needs to be supplemented with a good jr feed like Purina Equine Jr. Feeding him a good feed will also help. I would also de worm him
     
    09-20-2009, 09:03 AM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by weefoal    
Ask the farrier to do a rolled toe as that gets them up and flat again. This is usually due to the mare being vitamin and or selenium deficient during her pregnancy. I have heard a B vitamin shot can help.

Most come up on their own with regular good trimming.

I hope you don't mind me saying but this foal is thin and un thrifty looking. He needs to be supplemented with a good jr feed like Purina Equine Jr. Feeding him a good feed will also help. I would also de worm him
He is on a good foal feed now that he is at my pasture and I am workin on his weight can you get a b vitiman shot or dose a vet have to administer it
     
    09-21-2009, 07:03 AM
  #6
Weanling
Just talked with a friend and she said the shot is really only effective if given when they are a week old or younger. Like I said though feeding him up will definitely help and your farrier should know how to do a rolled toe trim to get him forward
     
    09-21-2009, 08:28 AM
  #7
Foal
I'm sure that is what my farrier did whe n he came to trim for me would it help him any to maybe wrap his legs for some support
     
    09-23-2009, 07:34 AM
  #8
Weanling
No no no! Do not wrap it. Wrapping can actually make things worse so I would not do that. Just be patient and he will come up
     
    09-23-2009, 02:01 PM
  #9
Foal
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Originally Posted by weefoal    
No no no! Do not wrap it. Wrapping can actually make things worse so I would not do that. Just be patient and he will come up
Ok thanks for the info
     

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