Horse Veterinary Questions? Ask an Equine Vet.
Good Morning and welcome! I am Dr. Loretta, a licensed veterinarian and I am happy to answer your question.
My concern for Moonshine is that he may have had an injury that you were not aware of that has caused an unstable disc in his back. This can happen with an injury or just moving the wrong way that then causes a disruption in the nerve suply due to the inflammation. The first thing to do is to start Moonshine on a strong anti inflammatory such as Banamine and try to keep him immoble as possible to help stabilize this disc. the best medication for this is Steroids but only your vet can prescribe this. Because of the possible serious nature of this injury, I would strongly recommend that you take Moonshine directly to your vet so conditions such as an infectious disease or Encephalitis can be ruled out which can also cause these serious signs.
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