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Marise Baczkowski
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Username: marise1

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Thursday, Jun 26, 2008 - 10:29 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

13 year old TB mare somehow pushed out the middle section of her stable overnight at the beginning of March. She was fine for 2 weeks then showed lameness in near hind leg. Veterinary exam showed worsening of lameness after flexion but no obvious physical reason as to why and suggested 10 days on Bute.
After 10 days was walking and cantering sound in field but showing a hike in left hip in trot. At this point equine chiropractor examined and also could not see a definite reason but suggested deep bruising and to put her back into work.
Improvement continues slowly and trot improves as she goes on (doing around 10 mins trotting on straight lines)
Is three months unusual for deep bruising to continue or should we now be considering nerve blocks and xrays?
Marise (UK)
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Username: dro

Post Number: 20920
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Thursday, Jun 26, 2008 - 4:40 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Marise,
What to do next depends on your goals and resources but is you are asking is it time to question this diagnosis, I would point out there was never any evidence of the diagnosis it really was just a suggestion.
DrO
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