Mysterious, On-Off Lameness - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
 2Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #11 of 13 Old 03-01-2015, 12:25 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 7,354
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espy View Post
He isn't a lameness specialist, though. Maybe I will try to find one to come and look at her.
Then that would be my next step, when you are able. Find a good equine lameness vet to do a second opinion.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Espy View Post

The x-rays were done on each leg and her back. Nothing was found. Surely if the fence injury caused damage to the bone, than there would be excess bone at the place of injury?
What type of x-ray machine does your vet have? Digital? Or the old fashioned screens?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Espy View Post
My vet, my mom, my trainer, and even me at times, messed with that leg to see if we could find a sore spot. We stretched and bent it in every direction. We lifted the other foot so she would have to stand with more weight on her right, and she didn't really care. That's why we went for the ultrasound for cysts, we thought surely it isn't her leg. It must be something internal.
Did your vet do flexion testing? Its one thing to flex on a leg, but it's another to then watch the horse immediately trot off after the "stress" was applied. That's where a good equine vet comes in, to find the little subtle things where a horse might look "off". Takes a very trained eye to do so. I've have a lot of lameness problems with my horse Red, and I don't always see what they see .... but I'm not a lameness vet with years of experience! Which is why a second opinion wouldn't hurt. Not trying to say your current vet has done a bad job, but if he isn't a lameness specialist, he might not know exactly what to look for or how to recognize it.

∞•*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*•∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 03-03-2015, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
Weanling
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 268
• Horses: 0
Thank you for all the replies. I don't recall what kind of xray machine he has, and I don't remember if he did a flexion test either.

I think my next step will be to get in contact with a lameness specialist. First, we will get her feet done and give her a week or two to make sure her feet aren't going to affect it. Then I'll wait for the snow to melt. Once the snow melts, I'm going to start with just lunging (no tack) for a while, and then a bareback test. Once I detect lameness, I will call a lameness specialist and have them come do an exam. I want to make sure they see her when she is lame, as sometimes she goes just fine.

Thanks again. I will update when I have more information. =)
Espy is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 03-03-2015, 07:43 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: North Dakota
Posts: 7,354
• Horses: 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Espy View Post
I don't recall what kind of xray machine he has
If it's an old-style with x-ray films, you won't get the same DETAIL as you will with digital. You'll see much more subtle and fine changes with digital, than the old fashioned films would miss.


Also, if you always feel like it is more when you ride, bring your tack to the lameness vet! They'll go through their usual flexion testing and maybe nerve blocks, but I've ridden my horse in front of my vet before to see if what we were doing for treatment was helping. Horses are not straight forward (especially for subtle problems) and every little piece of information can be useful for your vet.

Keep in mind that a GOOD lameness vet may be booked out a ways ... so don't wait too long to call once you are ready.

∞•*˚ Βгįťţαňγ ˚*•∞
It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.
beau159 is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mysterious lameness Rowkay422 Horse Health 2 09-22-2013 08:30 AM
The mysterious lameness in my gelding. Cowgirls Boots Horse Health 30 06-10-2013 07:19 PM
Daughter's Mare Has Mysterious Lameness Brookside Stables Horse Health 12 10-29-2011 10:50 AM
Mysterious lameness?! Marhii Horse Health 6 01-13-2011 12:55 AM
Please help! Mysterious Lameness! CrCountryGirl Horse Health 8 07-22-2007 06:43 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome