Hi, I have a 3yo Thoroughbred geld in work for racing and he has gone shin sore for the second time, he is quite poor in his conformation being quite long from knee to fetlock and very straight in pastern he hasn't been lame but is very sore in shin's when touched, I have been putting coolant gel on it and have been giving him a bit of bute to alleviate the pain but would like to trial him in week if possible, is there anything else I can do to help his shin's mould and how long should I put him out for?
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I am happy to try answering you if you are still interested.How long has he been sore this time around? When was the first time he got sore and how long has it lasted?What is your training program like?Have you had any X-rays taken?
has your vet Xrayd his shin?
No just fetlocks about 10 months ago..
well, would recommend getting his shins Xrayed to make sure that there is no small fracture , and if not, would probably work him a low speed for 2-3 weeks, then start introducing very short bouts of high speed work.If someone has a shockwave therapy machine at that track, it would be worth using it, 1 session a week for 5 sessions
ok, I have an equissage machine would that be of any use? As I am the sole owner of this horse and live fair way from any shock wave facilities that would probably be out of my reach financially and hard to excess.. I will consider x rays again as you have suggested..I have been told about doing the short bouts of high speed exactly how far would that be and would that be more then evens 15sec a furlong and what distance and how often a week, he is currently galloping 2 times a week evens 2 furlongs working gallop 2 furlongs.
the equissage machine will not do it nearly as well unfortunately, but if it is all u have, go ahead.Xrays will be important, glad you are considering it.For the speed and the lenght, it will depend a bit on the Xrays, and the ground hardness at the track.