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junior123 03-25-2007 09:51 AM

joint ill
joint ill, my foal has joint ill .has any one else had this in there foal and how are they doing now

Robyn-Niagara 03-25-2007 11:03 AM

sorry, i don't know what " joint ill" means!!!! can someone explain it to me ? thanks!

junior123 03-25-2007 11:23 AM

joint ill
hi joint ill is an infection in the joints which can spread to the bones.

meggymoo 03-25-2007 01:14 PM

Do you mean Septic Arthritis?

A friends foal had this quite a few years ago. I dont know if treatment is still the same nowadays,but back then, he had to go on a very long course of antibiotics, and then the effected joints were catheterised and flushed, and then some sort of antibiotic was administered into the joint. Cant remember the names of the antibiotics, but your vet will surely know.
What has your vet said?
The treatment on my friends foal, worked better than hoped, he's not 100%, but he's not as bad as they can be.
I hope your foal is ok.

junior123 03-26-2007 01:57 AM

sounds like things are still done the same way, she has had her joint flushed two times now the infection spread to her bones so she has had a lot off x ray.she is doing ok at the moment .she is haveing a x ray today if every thing is ok she can come home tomorrow.

meggymoo 03-26-2007 03:17 AM

Aww she's beautiful! Such a cutie.

Let us know how you get on! :wink: x

junior123 03-26-2007 09:25 AM

good news my foal can come home tomorrow, i can t wait.

meggymoo 03-26-2007 10:12 AM

:D :D :D Thats fantastic news!

Keep in touch and let us know how he's doing, little cutie he is! :wink:

junior123 03-26-2007 10:26 AM

thanks, i hope to do showjumping with her one day ,as her sire and dam are really good showjumpers so will just have to wait and see as i have been told she could go lame as she gets bigger, i dont care if i cant as i love her any way and would never sell is of her dad.

meggymoo 03-26-2007 10:42 AM

:D He's beautiful! And thats lovely to hear... :wink:

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