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post #1 of 3 Old 02-14-2019, 01:11 PM Thread Starter
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Fibrotic Myopathy Surgery

I was told my ottb had fibrotic myopathy in late December but we were not 100% sure other than his very odd gait. We got him checked by our vet back home (I was traveling with him when I last was told) and he said the same thing. We are being referred to a vet who specializes in this condition but before I decide to pay a lot of money for a surgery that does not always work does anyone have an opinion on this? I heard of other ways to help it but it can be pretty bad. It is very noticeable at a walk and sometimes at trot and canter, it seems to be worse in the winter as well. One thing I also want to get opinions on is if he can still jump. I bought him fresh off the track to become an eventer but I probably wouldn’t make it a second on to the dressage field. He can jump and I’ve done a schooling show already but both vets had very different out looks on him jumping so I just wanted to hear if anyone else had this issue.
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-14-2019, 01:53 PM
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I found you this...

Based on what I just read in this one article...
Well, not my horse not my decision nor $$ to spend...
I would want a lot more detail known of exact injury sustained and degree of scarring before I would go one more step toward a surgical procedure..

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Do you think its a relatively 'fresh' type of incident...does it involve both the glute and or hamstrings only? My GF's mare actually won her divisions with this type of injury - her owner/rider didn't realize it...(how, I don't know!) but it is fairly marked at a walk with a short, choppier LH stride.

A couple years later she decided to go with shockwave, after her vet suggested it could help. It did, to a degree. But I imagine there's various degrees of deficits with FM involving the hinds. Surgery was not offered; good to do more research!
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