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post #31 of 36 Old 02-18-2015, 08:21 PM Thread Starter
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Unless you can stable the horse or confine her in some way I would be nervous about using either in case she's got an injury that's going to be made worse by too much movement
The Dex is a steroid so use with extreme caution if there's the slightest chance your horse has IR, Cushings or is prone to laminitis
I know, I'm worried about the dex too and I've been cautioned about the combo causing ulcers so I'm trying to track down some gastroguard.

I can keep her confined in a small feeding pen. It's not covered though so I don't like keeping her there all day for lack of shade but I can figure something out.

The vet couldn't make it today but she gave dosage and we had the trainer do the dex and the banamine. After a few hours she was markedly better. Then just have instructions to keep her quiet and wait and see for a few days.
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I have stayed away from Dex unless it was applied topically to an injury with DMSO. This one is too deep for that to be effective. For me, the negatives outweigh the possible positive results by about 10 to 1.

The improved comfort is only because Banamine is a pain killer just like Bute. It is applying another Aspirin type treatment -- again with more negatives than positives.

If this mare is really as sore, deep in her hip like the video showed, she is going to need a good lameness Vet. Like I've said, personally, I have ONLY found deep internal injections to bring about soundness with an injury like this one. Cheri

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I would NOT administer dex unless you have a have a definitive diagnosis of something that requires it.
Dex runs a small risk of causing laminitis in some horses, which is not worth it.

Is she a Peruvian Paso? She looks like some kind of Paso. If so, they are susceptible to developing DSLD, a suspensory ligament degeneration that shows up in the hind legs first. There would be chronic subtle lameness and swelling in the area you pointed to above the fetlock, in the lower branches of the suspensory ligament just above where they connect to the sesamoid bones at the back of the fetlock.
But the history points more toward a foot abscess, with subtle lameness for a day or two then sudden non weight bearing.
Hoof abscess will cause a definite increased digital pulse, but a damaged suspensory ligament would not, if that helps.
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I would NOT administer dex unless you have a have a definitive diagnosis of something that requires it.
Dex runs a small risk of causing laminitis in some horses, which is not worth it.

Is she a Peruvian Paso? She looks like some kind of Paso. If so, they are susceptible to developing DSLD, a suspensory ligament degeneration that shows up in the hind legs first. There would be chronic subtle lameness and swelling in the area you pointed to above the fetlock, in the lower branches of the suspensory ligament just above where they connect to the sesamoid bones at the back of the fetlock.
But the history points more toward a foot abscess, with subtle lameness for a day or two then sudden non weight bearing.
Hoof abscess will cause a definite increased digital pulse, but a damaged suspensory ligament would not, if that helps.
She is a Puerto Rican paso fino, I'm not sure if the have the same tendencies for dsld but I will research it. Still not sign of abscess, she is now weight bearing again. Resting her until further notice...
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I have stayed away from Dex unless it was applied topically to an injury with DMSO. This one is too deep for that to be effective. For me, the negatives outweigh the possible positive results by about 10 to 1.

The improved comfort is only because Banamine is a pain killer just like Bute. It is applying another Aspirin type treatment -- again with more negatives than positives.

If this mare is really as sore, deep in her hip like the video showed, she is going to need a good lameness Vet. Like I've said, personally, I have ONLY found deep internal injections to bring about soundness with an injury like this one. Cheri
A friend found a racetrack vet - I am holding tight for now but we'll see what happens and maybe I can get her out there or him out here. I'm sure he'd be familiar with the internal blister also. 8 hour round trip house call....that should be cheap ;) (it's worth it I'm just joking)
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