nd he has been shod by my farrier. My vet has completed a lameness exam, with foot x-rays, which came out clear ...
He is still "off" though when he moves. My next step was to see about getting him adjusted by the Chiropractor,
Knee jerk reaction to yor thread title was if u have to ask, yes he is lame. I assume you mean specifically in the leg or foot tho? Cant know that here, even with vids.
But i wonder, firstly why is he shod?? That would generally be counterproductive if his feet werent healthy & strong.
Can depend on how experienced / specialised your vet as to his exam ruling out lameness. And how good they are at taking/reading rads. And just like in us, bony changes- arthritis etc generally comes about as a result of chronic soft tissue damage. So seeing no bony changes is great, but it doesnt rule out problems, only that they havent got to that stage yet.
Oh and yes, im definitely one for bodywork too & a good veterinary chiro can work wonders. Also advise you on health/state of his feet & legs too, to a fair degree at least.
vet also suggested foot injections. I am not familiar with these injections. [/quote] Are you talking nerve block type injections as a diagnostic? If not, why would the vet suggest that if he reckons theres nothing wrong with his feet or legs??
Do you think that regular farrier visits to fix the feet will correct him?
I mean this respectfully, not sarcastically, but thats like me asking whether my dog's going to get over her lameness, from having a limb deformity that has skewed her leg. Even my vet, whos an orthopedic specialist & has treated the dog cant tell me that. No way id expect to give a little vague info to someone on a forum & get a better idea.
But i can strongly advise you educate yourself as best youre able, to make more informed opinions & objective decisions. To that end, about hooves & lameness at least, the links in my signature line below will help get you started.