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post #1 of 6 Old 03-30-2014, 03:38 AM Thread Starter
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headshaking?

I have a 15yr old Arab mare, never had a health problem since we've had her (6years) feet and teeth are up to date. She is eating and drinking and as far as we know healthy. Yesterday she suddenly became very lame, her left chest seems to be slightly swollen and bother her shoulders are quiet sore. We've been walking her and she has been looking better and loosening up , but today when I put her back in the paddock she started walking around (stiffly) and throwing her head up and down. We are kind of concerned and live far from a vet so trying to cancel as much out as we can. Can anyone help us out with with what it could be?
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post #2 of 6 Old 03-30-2014, 08:50 AM
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Please call your vet!
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post #3 of 6 Old 03-30-2014, 07:48 PM
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i agree you should call a vet. Is she in with other horses? If so she could have gotten kick really hard. In any case I would get a vet out.
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post #4 of 6 Old 03-31-2014, 09:56 PM Thread Starter
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Yeah we got her to the vet, she said it's just because it's getting cold outside that it looks so bad and stiff, all we can do is rug her and make sure she's walking 10mins 2 times a day, we also have to start her up on glucosamine. She's already looking better though
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Getting cold.. I don't understand.. I cannot tell where in the world you live, but for the US the weather is just now starting to get warmer. So.. I don't understand your vet's diagnosis??

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I'm in central Australia so it gets cold(cold for us anyway) very quickly and horses with arthritis get really stiff, it's all good though she is back to her old self again
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