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post #1 of 3 Old 11-14-2014, 10:09 AM Thread Starter
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left hind leg lameness

My 2 yr old colt had a horrible experience when I had him gelded. The vet didn't give him enough sedative so when he went down, he fought it, twisting and torking his back. It was the worst experience I have ever witnessed and there was nothing I could do without putting myself in danger. He came out of the sedatation and seemed to be OK. This happened in may of this year and in August, I witnessed him playing with the digs, he kicked at them and trotted awaywith a slight limp in the back leg. Since then, I have witnessed the same situations except he will literally carry that back leg a few steps. I was hoping it would get better in time, but that has not been the case. Not sire if the bad experience caused this or the initial kick at the dogs. :( I do have an appointment with my vet next week but just wondering if anyone else has had a similar problem. Its only his left hind leg and some times worse than others. Muscle tear?
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-14-2014, 11:54 PM
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So, he was gelded in May, not problem with back leg until he kicked at the dogs 3 months later? was he totally sound during those three months?
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-15-2014, 12:22 AM
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really doubtful that he could have become lame because he kicked at the dogs - unless, he did move something in his back/waist/hip area, which should have been checked over by chiro after the fall. Or the vet at least, who understands what's going on there.

If there is somekind of displacement in waist/hip area, it can make a horse lame after bucking, seen it happen. It takes time to get the joint back in place again without chiro.
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