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Author Topic: Abcess.  (Read 1592 times)


  • Joined Jul 2014
Re: Abcess.
« Reply #15 on: November 28, 2018, 07:06:00 am »
Has any of the vets tried nerve blocks to identify where the pony is lame?  They usually start at the bottom and work up.

The shoulder muscles will be sore from holding and using the leg differently to normal, which can give the appearance of shoulder lameness when the problem is lower down.

The majority of lameness does come from the foot unless there is an obvious fault elsewhere, such as tendons ect.
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  • Joined Nov 2008
Re: Abcess.
« Reply #16 on: December 18, 2018, 08:30:20 pm »
Just an update on Sunshine. She is almost sound again. there has never been any sign of an abcess. I treated her every day for weeks but nothing appeared. I went with my own gut feeling that my vets were wrong and went down the road that she had laminits in one foot. Keeping her in on a shavings bed she started to improve. she has always been on a low sugar diet but at 23 years old there may be other things going on. Maybe cushings etc. Vet is now talking about blood testing her.


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