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post #21 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 04:22 PM Thread Starter
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I with the first and second image you can see a little fuzzy looking triangle pointing forward. That would be the ringsbone. Also he has a little growth on his cannon which almost makes it look like a small fracture, so we have to keep an eye on that too.
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post #22 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 04:23 PM Thread Starter
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post #23 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 04:29 PM
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I hate when people have a fit about traditional film rads. No one within 125 miles of me has a digital machine. They are nice, but far too expensive for a rural practice. I have to go all the way to Mid Rivers and pay the higher exam cost, day off work, and $100 worth of gas if I want digitals, and film are perfectly functional for basic lameness.

As for treating your horse, I think it is a similar protocol to other types of arthritis, including supplements, IV or IM injection support like Legends, Polyglycan, Pentosan, or Adequan, and possibly joint injections. Due to the location, soundness can be influenced by hoof balance, so there are some types of corrective shoeing sometimes applied. I personally think it's best to keep a normal good balance in the hoof, but it's up to you and your farrier.

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post #24 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 04:45 PM
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we have a horse with ring bone. He stays turned out 24/7 movement helps him.
Light riding is okay. No steep hills, galloping etc. As with any arthritis, i will use liniment,
and with the turn out his hooves are in better shape also. If he gets real bad I will give him some bute or horse aspirin ( i bought the boluses last time by mistake :( darn it) for the aspirin.. not the bute that is powder or paste from the Vet.
Turn out helped the most. If you are using this horse as just a trail horse, I would not do the joint injections, they can be done incorrectly, cause major infections. it can happen, Saw a jumper this happened to, horse ended up with its leg fx'd from the infection . It was very sad.
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post #25 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 05:06 PM
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Have to come back to this, but has the horse been lame from this? I'd be surprised, with how minor it looks, based on the one someone drew arrows on. Perhaps that's not it tho. Is there any articular there in the other pic OP? That all will effect treatment.

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post #26 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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Loosie, he was lame for a couple days before I took him to the vet (which was back in august) and after getting a shot of polyglycan, along with Bute for a few days, he was no longer lame. He is still doing good off the Bute and my farrier is shoeing him different. More of a short toe and more of a break-over. Hes been running and bucking in the field just like no other lol 😃 I ride him around just walking and trotting and he moves like he use to!
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post #27 of 29 Old 11-13-2014, 10:20 PM
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Polyglycan is really great for bringing down inflammation. My mare's arthritic hocks would get very inflamed and swell sometimes and she would be lame, and 24 hours after a shot of the stuff she would be galloping around like a filly. It's a magic drug. Be nice if it lasted more than 2 weeks or so, but it is awesome. I hope it keeps working for you!

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is Polyglycan an IM or IV ? not into the site, but into the blood stream, right?
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post #29 of 29 Old 11-14-2014, 11:33 AM
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Yeah, it is IV. It's a "safe" IV drug according to my vet and he had me do my own injections after the first couple, so I only had to pay the cost of the drug for maintenance. It is one of the least expensive of that type, too. I think it was maybe $50 a dose?

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