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Kaymid
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Username: sianna

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Registered: 12-2007
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008 - 10:32 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Sorry about the mis-post. Perhaps someone might have some information on this. I have read the previous articles, none of which really apply.

I am very impressed with this website, grateful for the knowledge represented here. I have a 6 year old mare who is the love of my life. She is 17 h thoroughbred and recently had an episode with lameness thought to be connected with her "uprightness." She has had a pad put on her left front foot, she is now walking well. I want to keep her happy and healthy. Are there any wrapping issues or other precautions I can take to keep her sound? She is my forever horse, I'm not interested in showing her. Her past lameness occured after she was on turn-out for two hours. I'm not as educated as many of your readers are, I'm a re-entry person who just loves her horse. The vet x-rays showed normal margins and hoof alignment, coffin bone was normal. Thank you in advance for your response.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: dro

Post Number: 19787
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Wednesday, Jan 2, 2008 - 6:26 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Kaymid,
Can you better explain what you mean by "uprightness"? It sounds like you may be talking about flexor contracture, whose treatment is addressed in the article in this topic, but I am uncertain. What parts of the leg are upright? It it is difficult for you to explain, photos may help us. Good conformation shots of the whole horse standing square then close up of the lower legs and feet ,again standing square, are usually best.
DrO
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