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post #1 of 6 Old 01-23-2020, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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Is your horse lame?

Shameless plug for survey answers here :p

I'm part of a team at Cambridge University investigating lameness, and we're running a survey looking at it effects on horse owners. It only takes 2 minutes, and you can exit at any point. If you could spare some time to give it a shot, we would be really appreciative! I will post the results on this thread when we get enough :)

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C26QMXS
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My mare is an accident prone mess, so I'm not sure if I'm exactly the owner type you're seeking answers from, but I've taken the survey :)

The longest she's been actually lame for was two weeks, but because she's been off due to injuries, she's been out of work for months at a time - and has been off more than she's been in work in the four years I've owned her.
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My mare is an accident prone mess, so I'm not sure if I'm exactly the owner type you're seeking answers from, but I've taken the survey :)

The longest she's been actually lame for was two weeks, but because she's been off due to injuries, she's been out of work for months at a time - and has been off more than she's been in work in the four years I've owned her.
Iím also in this ^^^category but took the survey:)

My horse is insulin resistant/cushings, with a sacrum that he has fractured TWICE, which is added stress on all four hooves.

He seriously foundered in 2012. Recovery took months. He has had two mild laminitis attacks since then.

I answered your money question according to the last event but, overall since 2012, I could have bought a decent Dressage horse and a yearís worth of lessons to learn how to ride it.

Needless-to-say, he is a pasture pet and I will continue to pour money into him until he tells me he canít do this anymore
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post #4 of 6 Old 01-23-2020, 01:27 PM
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Didn't answer the first question because you didn't have permanently lame as an option.
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post #5 of 6 Old 01-23-2020, 09:36 PM
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My mare is an accident prone mess,
Haven't seen the survey yet - about to. Seems it's for individual horses. I have one of those too. My other horses are not accident prone & I haven't actually owned an accident prone one in the past - didn't really get the 'horses are accidents waiting to happen' attitude until I got her...
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I too have a permanently mildly lame boy(as well as my accident prone mare). I do wonder, with only some basic multiple choice questions, such as this, what accurate info will come out of it for you. So here's 2 of my horse's specifics that I couldn't tell you just in the survey...

So... I chose 'more than 3 times' for no.1 but what would have been more appropriate was 'lame after hard work(too much trotting & cantering on the trail) so we avoid hard work & rarely notice a prob - pretty sure it's mild 'navicular' due to weak caudal hoof. Had a vet but no rads in the early days, has regular(about yearly if there's not burning need) chiro visits, which have ruled out other body probs, aside from being a bit stiff in hips & in the elbows - mild osteo arthritis now, as he's an 'older gent' & I now will get off him to go up or down steep hills because of this, which seems to manage it well.

My silly mare... she has had a couple of rope burns in the last couple of years, same hind fetlock. Each of those she was barely lame at all, but gave her a couple of weeks rest anyway. First of those I had the vet, a number of times, because swelling went to her hock & never went away(1st time nearly 2 years ago, leg still fat) except after exercise. Vets had no advice, short of bute & antibiotics(thought infection) short term initially. Wrapping it - as suggested by some here - did also help, but only lasted for a short time after taking bandage off, and I tried this for a few weeks before packing it in.

Then about a month ago, same leg... big fat lump on outside of hock! No apparent lameness or any tenderness with pushing or prodding & it was hard as a rock. Got vet who said likely burstitis, should go down, nothing much to be done aside from rest, but wrapping could help. Gave her a couple weeks of wrapping, but no apparent change. Cept she grazed it the other day. Now maybe she's got a permanent fat hock as well as fat cannon/fetlock! But nothing seems to bother her!
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