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Frances G. Miller
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Username: Gfrannie

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2002
Posted on Monday, Jan 8, 2007 - 9:58 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

A former boarder of mine has had her horse tentatively diagnosed with a hind leg high suspensory problem. I have reccommended that she join your website because I feel as though she can get excellent advice. She is awaiting an ultrasound, but I am worried because I have heard scarey things about hind end suspensory problems. I had another boarder's horse diagnosed with a front leg suspensory problem and with a month's plus stall rest and a VERY gradual re-introduction to work, all is well. He is now 19 and able to do all that is asked of him.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: Dro

Post Number: 17455
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Tuesday, Jan 9, 2007 - 6:51 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Frances,
It is true that hind limb suspensory desmitis has a bit of a worse prognosis Frances. It seems that these hind limb problems form more as a chronic failure than a acute strain as happens in the front, for more see Diseases of Horses » Lameness » Diseases of the Lower Limb » Suspensory Desmitis, Strain, & Sprain.
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