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post #1 of 5 Old 01-18-2020, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Horse with torn butt muscle

My horse Temari has torn her butt muscle doing something stupid. Acts of Great Stupidity is something she does, specifically breaking leadlines and halters and running backwards when feeling stubborn. My Vet has prescribed anti inflammatories, ones a pill and the other is the kind you rub in, as well as vitamin E.
Iíve been told that depending on how much scar tissue forms she could be perfectly fine or permanently lame and unrideable.

Iím wondering if anyone else has had a horse with a torn butt muscle and what the vet said, and how the horse recovered.


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post #2 of 5 Old 01-26-2020, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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Iím guessing no one has had this specific issue. How about any torn muscle?


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post #3 of 5 Old 01-26-2020, 02:33 AM
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Lots of muscles in a horses backside. So I'm not sure if you're concerned about a particular one?

Anyway. I work on injured horses. Torn muscles are pretty common. How badly torn? That can differ.

First, don't let anyone predict your horses future. Except a vet. And even then, sometimes a second opinion is needed.

The best you can do for your horse right now, is follow the vet's instructions.

I honestly wouldn't worry about permanent lameness.

Just go be nice to your horse and let her heal up.
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post #4 of 5 Old 01-26-2020, 03:41 AM
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If it's just torn muscle fibers in one of the big muscles of the hindquarters, most likely she'll heal up fine. One of mine got kicked there and had a fist-sized hematoma, and it was fine once the hematoma reabsorbed. With a muscle that size, usually the rest of the muscle and surrounding muscles can compensate. I've had torn muscle fibers from horse kicks myself, one in a thigh muscle and one in a gluteal (hindquarter) muscle, and I don't notice any difference in strength.
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-26-2020, 08:51 AM
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All good advice ^^^

However, to add to the healing and speed up the process, red light therapy is not a scam ó it works.

Iíve had my red light therapy pad since 2005 or 2006 and itís more than paid for its expensive self on horses, dogs, and myself.

This one - itís made in Tennessee and the folks are still in business because they make an honest and long-lasting product.

https://equinelighttherapy.com/

I still canít afford anything bigger than the 6Ē x 9Ē pad but its in the top five of my horse rehab equipment that I would not do without:)

A high caliber (well credentialed and respected) massage therapists might also help:)
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