EMERGENCY! horse limping. - The Horse Forum
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post #1 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 08:32 PM Thread Starter
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EMERGENCY! horse limping.

so i had to move my horses to their new paddock this morning.
When i was walking my 7yr TB mare, every time we would stand still
she would eat but her tail was going crazy and she wasn't putting her back left foot on the ground.

she would walk on it but standing still she would put it on the ground then lift it up, then put it down then left it back up.

i picked up her foot thinking something was stuck in it.
but i couldn't see anything.
but her hoof was really warm.but nothing is swollen.

She's in a paddock by herself ( as we are trying to help her overcome her separation anxiety) so I'm thinking she has maybe slipped in the paddock or something?

Can anyone help!!!!
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post #2 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 09:15 PM
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Call a vet. Nobody on a forum can help you or see what the problem is.
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post #3 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 09:28 PM
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Was she actually limping or was she just resting her foot and swishing at flies? For me personally, with no heat or swelling I wouldn't rush to call a vet. Can you give a little better description of what she was doing? Can she walk on it?

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post #4 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 09:34 PM Thread Starter
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She can walk on it,
but we are in the middle of winter here and there are no flies around.
when she walks she's got a slight limp, not putting all her weight on it
she definitely wasn't just resting it.
it was like she didn't want to put it on the ground.
every time i would pick it up she would lash out and try and kick. which she is normally never does.
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post #5 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 10:28 PM
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hot hoof, sudden lameness, screams "Abscess".

I'd call the vet to open it to drain. some farriers do that, but a vet is better.

the good thing about this is that an abcess heals pretty quickly, once it has drained.
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post #6 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 10:39 PM
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It does sound like it could be an abscess. if it's an abscess you could soak it in epsom salt for about 30 minutes twice a day to draw it out.
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post #7 of 7 Old 07-25-2016, 11:54 PM
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Very rare for a hind hoof to abscess until she has got something embedded into it. Call a vet, we are just guessing here.
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