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IchigoSweeties 02-20-2012 05:21 PM

My horse is always lame HELP!!
 
Hi there I really need some help and advice! Almost two years ago I bought my stunning mare off of a very dodgy dealer, she was underweight and her feet where crumbled cracked and just the most disgusting feet I've ever seen....so I bought her...2 years on we are lame every other day on a good month. We have had every illness under the sun and to top it off we broke our left hind last year. Vets have x-rayed and back leg is fine, but still lame on other 3 a year later! Farrier says the feet vet says the feet but the feet are now almost "good"! and NO improvement at all! Friends say get loads of vets opinion but I'm not rich! She is NOT in pain, she broncos around her field passaging around leaping and rearing everywhere she goes! But what can i possibly do to make my girl sound :( please help me!!
Thank you!
Georgia xx

Joe4d 02-20-2012 05:28 PM

u sure she is lame, ? I had a horse that learned to limp when he saw the saddle come out of the barn. PUt the saddle back in the barn go in the house and watch him out the window and he was perfectly fine, grab saddle, walk towards him he started limping again.

Horseman56 02-20-2012 05:36 PM

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Originally Posted by IchigoSweeties (Post 1369989)
Hi there I really need some help and advice! Almost two years ago I bought my stunning mare off of a very dodgy dealer, she was underweight and her feet where crumbled cracked and just the most disgusting feet I've ever seen....so I bought her...2 years on we are lame every other day on a good month. We have had every illness under the sun and to top it off we broke our left hind last year. Vets have x-rayed and back leg is fine, but still lame on other 3 a year later! Farrier says the feet vet says the feet but the feet are now almost "good"! and NO improvement at all! Friends say get loads of vets opinion but I'm not rich! She is NOT in pain, she broncos around her field passaging around leaping and rearing everywhere she goes! But what can i possibly do to make my girl sound :( please help me!!
Thank you!
Georgia xx

There simply isn't enough information here to assist.

You indicate the horse is lame every other day but is not in pain. Define "lame".

Farrier says the problem is in the feet. What problem?

Vet says the problem is in the feet. What problem?

You say the feet are "almost good". What is "almost good"?

What farriery protocol has been tried?
What veterinary protocol/prescription has been tried?

Too many conflicting comments; no specifics; no photos; no xrays. You're not going to find a lot of help this way.

Take a deep breath and try again.

Cheers,
Mark

IchigoSweeties 02-20-2012 05:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe4d (Post 1369999)
u sure she is lame, ? I had a horse that learned to limp when he saw the saddle come out of the barn. PUt the saddle back in the barn go in the house and watch him out the window and he was perfectly fine, grab saddle, walk towards him he started limping again.


Unfortunately not :( when in the field regardless of her crazy behaviour she is still lame

IchigoSweeties 02-20-2012 05:41 PM

Only just joined so not smart enough to post x rays. But lame degree of about 3 on each leg, worst on near fore about 5. The farrier and vet mean that the lameness is due to her hooves being very poor, however now the feet no longer crumble and nails will enter the foot with less difficulty, there are still a couple splits at very base but almost completely grown out. Her x ray is only on the break and is 100% fixed. She is on Biotin supplement and hoof moisture. Never had any vet prescription not even when leg was broken. Anymore info I need to add? :)

natisha 02-20-2012 06:31 PM

I take it she has shoes on? Is there a reason for shoes?
Surely someone (vet/farrier) had to say something like" her feet are____" "or she has ____".
Like if you had a sore foot & went to a doctor he would tell you why your foot was sore or what the problem was. He wouldn't just tell you your foot is sore because you already know that.
It is very nice of you to care so much for your horse.

IchigoSweeties 02-20-2012 06:47 PM

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Originally Posted by natisha (Post 1370096)
I take it she has shoes on? Is there a reason for shoes?
Surely someone (vet/farrier) had to say something like" her feet are____" "or she has ____".
Like if you had a sore foot & went to a doctor he would tell you why your foot was sore or what the problem was. He wouldn't just tell you your foot is sore because you already know that.
It is very nice of you to care so much for your horse.

Oh right no they.didn't really elaborate :s just said her hooves were very soft which if course would be a very good.reason to be lame. But surely now her hooves are almost completely healthy I would have thought to see some improvement. Thank you I love her dearly xx
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natisha 02-20-2012 08:18 PM

Maybe it's time to demand some answers?
Foot x-rays may be in order.

MyBoyPuck 02-20-2012 08:22 PM

If you do have pics to post, just click on the "go advanced" button and them attach files.

OctoberArabian 02-20-2012 08:40 PM

Just because her hooves are soft doesn't necessarily mean shes lame? she isnt in pain, her hooves are just soft.... right? i'm confuzzled.


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