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RRW
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Username: greeleyt

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Registered: 1-2012
Posted on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 - 10:37 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O:
I recently purchased a 4 yo TB colt that is currently in training and actively racing. I "Claimed" the horse at Churchill Downs where he actually ran a good race. The night of the race he had no swelling or heat in any joints.

The horse is extremely well behaved and appeared sound but possibly muscle sore for a few days. Upon nailing his rt front shoe he responded badly and needed to be sedated to finish.
He took a few bad steps in training and the trainer decided to get some radiographs of his rt front foot and knee.

The vet thought there may be a coffin bone cyst and maybe a old bone chip in his knee.

The horse trained fairly well mainly jogging and the vet blocked his foot with subq sarapin nerve block a couple days before the next race. He ran well (2nd) and came back basically unchanged.

My question is, could you review the X-rays and give your opinion as to if there is a cyst or chip and how you would handle his care?
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RRW
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Posted on Sunday, Jan 15, 2012 - 10:49 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Dr. O

The radiographs would not upload, Is it possible to mail you the disk or any other way to try to get the images to you?
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
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Posted on Friday, Jan 20, 2012 - 6:15 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome RRW,
Not being an orthopedic surgeon I would recommend you have your veterinarian send them to a such a person for evaluation. If you can get the radiographs posted I would be glad to review them but I do not give specific treatment recommendations without being able to examine the horse. To help you with uploading the radiographs see HorseAdvice.com » Help & Information on Using This Site » Uploading Images and Files Into a Posting.
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