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Joni Valerio
Username: 3rsatsmf

Post Number: 127
Registered: 2-2001
Posted on Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 - 8:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

I am considering the purchase of a 2 year old gelding, who has just recovered from PHF. Is there anything of which I should be particularly aware? Are there any long-term effects of this disease?
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Username: scooter

Post Number: 4999
Registered: 9-2000
Posted on Sunday, Oct 4, 2009 - 9:06 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hi Joni, my old mare had what I believe was PHF many years ago and had no long-term effects from it. As long as he is fully recovered and didn't founder, which happens quite often with PHF he should be fine. If you don't know the horse personally I would maybe consider x-raying the hooves.
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: dro

Post Number: 23862
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Monday, Oct 5, 2009 - 8:22 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Hello Joni,
The article gives the prognosis for this disease. Radiographs for rotation seem sensible to me if the horse had founder.
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