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Tamsin Bland (Gracie)
Posted on Friday, Apr 26, 2002 - 2:52 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

My filly was born with neonatal maladjustment syndrome. Once up and nursing (six days) both her carpus were contracted. She also had a flexural deformity on the left hock that corrected itself. Both carpus have now been splinted, and she does not want to get up with out assistance. Even when I take the spints off for assessmment she still does not get up unassisted. She had to have surgery to correct an infected umbilicus 8 days ago. Could her abdominal muscles be sore. She is appox. 250 lbs.and 7 weeks old
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM (Dro)
Posted on Saturday, Apr 27, 2002 - 8:44 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Tamsin,
They could be but I think I would have this investigated more thoroughly as it may indicate pain in the legs which will predispose the legs to a continued contracted carpus. What is the overall condition of this foal (see Care for Horses: Disease Prevention and Health Care: Weight, Condition, and Eventual Height Estimation)?
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