If you suspect any foot or leg injury do not walk trot her on hard surfaces. Walk her on surfaces such as grass or sand.
It sounds like the barn vet just is one of those vets who go with the flo. Talk to her again only be very clear about what you want. Say something like " I realize in the beginning you thought this might be EMD then Laminitis and then pulled muscle, but she is not improving so I really need you to do what is needed to get a definative diagnosis as I am very concerned about her".
Sometimes you must make it very clear to a vet that you want a definate diagnosis with testing etc to back it up, and that guesswork is not acceptable. If she is a good vet, she will be happy to do what is necessary to find out what is wrong. Some times vets are trying to save you money by not testing.
Did she actually do any type of testing when she said the pony had EMD or laminitis?
Last edited by Annnie31; 01-02-2012 at 06:54 AM.