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Username: marjabe

Post Number: 1
Registered: 11-2011
Posted on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 - 10:11 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

One of our yearlings have a short stride in the jog with one hindleg, she does it more when she goes slow.
We had an osteopath looking at her and she did not find something particular and thought it can be from growing, but we are a bit worried.
We did not do a lot of longeing with this yearling, just now and then and she grew up in the pasture where she also was born.
I made a video of her maybe someone regognize this?
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Judy Henslee
Username: judyhens

Post Number: 237
Registered: 1-2007
Posted on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 - 1:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nice filly. I am having a hard time seeing it. The white foot may contribute toward the "perception" of a difference. Is the white fetlock a little bigger than the other one or is that an optical illusion? Interesting to see what Dr. O says.
Good luck with your pretty filly!
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Angel Alverio
Username: taino

Post Number: 7
Registered: 11-2008
Posted on Monday, Nov 28, 2011 - 1:59 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Two years ago I had same problem with a two years old Paseo Horse. At the end it was my fault. To many creatinine in supplements produce a bad reaction in Blood Balance creating the burning of muscles. The system start consuming its own muscles and it shows the most when exercise. Lots of IV to clean the system was my treatment and it works. Funny it was in the same leg.

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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: dro

Post Number: 26075
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Tuesday, Nov 29, 2011 - 6:46 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome marjabe,
In the above video during portions at the beginning the horse is lame on the left hind but the appearance of the lameness does not tell us why the horse is painful. I do not see any reason to judge this is because she is growing but the osteopath is right from a statistical point of view: most lameness problems correct themselves with time.

To further pursue a diagnosis and get a prognosis a full exam and workup should be done. For more on how to diagnose the lameness see » Diseases of Horses » Lameness » Localizing Lameness in the Horse.
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