Question about Suspensory Ligament Injuries? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 1 Old 01-01-2011, 10:10 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 11
• Horses: 0
Question about Suspensory Ligament Injuries?

Well here is some information on what has been going on. I have a 13yr old Quarter Horse who has never been lame a day in his life. This last year has been chaos. It all started when he pulled a shoe in the mud, which tore off part of his hoof. Ever since then he has been lame on and off again on that leg (left front). A couple weeks ago I had my farrier look at him. He did hoof testers and there was no response. He trimmed him differently, he wears natural balance shoes with the square toes. But the trimming didn't make any change. I think he problem doesn't have to do with his hoof but his leg. I think he may off sprained his high suspensory ligament. He fits the profile for it.

“But I swear he was lame yesterday Doc!” Such are the words often proclaimed by frustrated owners of horses that show non-resolving intermittent lameness. Frequently I am presented with a horse that has had variable amounts of lameness over a course of time with no obvious source of heat, pain or swelling. The horse seems to show improvement with shoeing changes, anti-inflammatory therapy and work changes but in the end still comes up unpredictability lame. When the defining characterization of the lameness is that it is unpredictable, then I place high suspensory ligament injury at the top of my list of suspect causes.

High Suspensory Ligament Injuries in Horses

That leg did swell a while back. He had a small cut on his knee and I put an ointment on it and I thought he just had a reaction to the ointment but I am thinking now that it could have been swelling due to his injury. The swelling took about a week to go down.

This has been going on for about three months now. I am making appointment to have an ultrasound done.

Have you guys ever experiences anything like this before? Any input would be helpful.

Right now he is on stall rest and I have been using Sore No More Ligament and have been wrapping him in standing wraps.
NicoleSich04 is offline  

Quick Reply

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


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

Email Address:


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
Suspensory Ligament Problems ? Amblin Cowgirl Horse Health 2 10-10-2010 08:24 PM
Torn Suspensory Ligament xLilliax Horse Health 3 03-04-2010 05:59 PM
suspensory question tooter Horse Health 2 04-26-2009 06:26 PM
Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Disease- DSLD? avideventer Horse Health 2 07-14-2007 03:40 PM
Recovery from Torn Rear Suspensory Ligament trusspt Horse Health 1 12-30-2006 04:51 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