Hello Dr B!
She developed the problem last spring when we started showing her.
No known trauma to her knees prior to the start of the problem.
She can straighten her legs and fully extend the knees. The wobbling of the knees starts when she is standing still and set up for conformation inspection. Her knees may not wobble the entire time she is standing quietly. She travels fine at all gaits without any lameness.
There is no contact of the front legs when she travels or is standing quietly. She tracks fine.
As of last spring, she had put on weight
for the halter classes. She had been a poor eater starting as a yearling. We had her on Ulcer Guard for a week then gave a daily dose of an antacid through the show season. She was treated prior to showing with Ulcer Guard. Her appetite increased, she maintained her weight, but the knees just did not always "lock in" when in a halter class.
She had Ice-Vibe leg wraps applied for at least 30 minutes after exercising, which was only for a 15 minute time with her legs wrapped with a quilt and standing wrap.
As previously stated, she is HYPP N/H (asymptomatic) and receives Purina Omolene 200 (that is what she will eat), and alfalfa/mixed hay
. She likes timothy hay today and alfalfa or grass hay the next day. She has been a challenge to find what she will eat.