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dakotakw04 02-25-2013 09:57 PM

Another unsolved issue with Syrah
 
Hello again Horse Forum,
I am back with more exciting issues with Syrah, the unsolvable case. I posted on here about a month or two ago about her hip and back issues. Well we now have a new problem to figure out and again the vets are no help.

Here is a recap of Syrah:
- between 6 and 8 years old
- warmblood/tb cross
- about 15.2hh
- had both front splints "pop" when she was younger
- was a pasture ornament from birth until about 6 months ago
- had some hip/back/stifle issues (SI joint inflamed and caused a lot of stress in other areas)
- is NOT broke, has only been sat on 3 times (3rd time she squatted and preceded to buck me off...she was sore and we didn't know)
- brave mare (hardly spooks, wants to know why that thing scared her, is rarely unsound...even when she was severely sore)
- loves to learn

Now here is what we have going on:
1.) weird rain rot like bumps---on back and "bad"(right) hip ONLY, has been around for a few months. I have used Micro-tek, Corona, Iodine based shampoo, Antibacterial soap, Furazone, Allergy/Sting relief shampoo, and a few other anti-fungal/anti-bacterial ointments, sprays, and shampoos. She has also been wormed twice, once with Ivermectin and once with Fenbendazole.

2.) freezing and shying away from small darker spots on the ground---such as ground hog holes, that have always been there, and tire ruts (doesn't care to step over trot pole) and is hesitant to walk into the barn when its bright outside (barn can be fully open and we do have rubber mats in the isle way about 5ft in)

3.) when lounging is tucking butt some and acting like I am right up on her with the end of the lounge line even when I am about 12-15ft away and only have about 2-3ft of rope left in my hand

I am curious to know if anyone knows of any disorders/diseases/bugs/illnesses that could relate those symptoms together, and if so any that would match those along with the neurological like symptoms she had previously.

Thanks again for all the help.

loosie 02-26-2013 02:17 AM

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Originally Posted by dakotakw04 (Post 1912013)
- had both front splints "pop" when she was younger
- was a pasture ornament from birth until about 6 months ago

Possibly she was 'grown up' too quickly with rich feed - unusual for a young horse to 'pop splints' when just paddock ornament.

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- had some hip/back/stifle issues (SI joint inflamed and caused a lot of stress in other areas)...
1.) weird rain rot like bumps---on back and "bad"(right) hip ONLY,
I would guess she still has those hind end issues. I recently learned that 'rainscald' can actually manifest from SI/back probs! Has she seen a veterinary chiropractor(as opposed to a horse chiro) or such? What was done about it before & how did it appear to be resolved?

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2.) freezing and shying away from small darker spots on the ground... and is hesitant to walk into the barn when its bright outside
While I'd think of the latter above as normal - I'm hesitant about walking into a dark room when my eyes are adjusted to bright - but if the shying is out of the ordinary for her, they could potentially be connected. Nutritional balance & enough Mg in the diet, neurological problems(& SI region damage can be neurological too), or eyesight probs come to mind.

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3.) when lounging is tucking butt some and acting like I am right up on her with the end of the lounge line even when I am about 12-15ft away and only have about 2-3ft of rope left in my hand
This could be because she's hurting, or it could be because she's worried about the exercise, your behaviour, etc. Just because you know you can't reach her with the rope doesn't mean she knows that.:wink:

dakotakw04 02-26-2013 12:11 PM

She has seen a veterinary chiropractor/acupuncturist, a lameness specialist, another vet that was out here for another horse, and a horse chiropractor. We have done blood work, fecal egg counts, muscle relaxers, stall rest, light work.
I have never heard of rain scold. Is it treated the same aa rain rot?
The freezing/shying is new, she loves going into the barn because she gets feed and attention. She is just now having what seems to be eye issues but the vet we have out here is one who wants every horse to have the same problem and is really hard to talk to sometimes.
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loosie 02-26-2013 11:13 PM

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Originally Posted by dakotakw04 (Post 1912840)
I have never heard of rain scold. Is it treated the same aa rain rot?

Different name for same beast.


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