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Cynthia Emond
Posted on Friday, May 19, 2000 - 11:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

We've got a foal born this morning (5/19)with a constricted tendon on the left front. He's currently not bearing weight normally--heel remains raised. Anyone seen this? We finally have an equine vet in our area who has said something may need to be done if it doesn't correct itself in a few days. Except for field surgery, there's a possible clinic that treats all animals. This seems serious--Any ideas? Is there a possibility of complete soundness? With what treatment?
Cyndy
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Denise Conroy
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2000 - 12:27 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Cyndy,
An old time breeder once told me that if we ever had a foal with this, to rub warm olive oil on the tendon several times a day. One of those home remedies. :-) Should improve quickly, with no lasting affects...as I have been told.

Denise
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Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Posted on Saturday, May 20, 2000 - 2:18 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

For more information see: The Horseman's Advisor: Equine Diseases: Foal Diseases: Contracted Tendons .
DrO
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Cynthia Emond
Posted on Sunday, May 21, 2000 - 3:19 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Thanks DrO--I should have found the article on my initial search...but I'm technologically challenged. It answered all our questions and we're thinking little "Matrix" is going to come along fine! Cyndy
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