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I believe my horse may have shivers. She is 11 years old. It

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I believe my horse may have shivers. She is 11 years old. It has been an ongoing Symptom that has only affected her when I want to pick up her foot. We have worked this out
But today, when I got her out, she seemed to be having trouble moving forward and dropped her hind quarters when I asked her to move forward. She seemed to be having trouble holding her back end up. I put her in the cross ties and checked for heat or soreness. I found none. I noticed her back right quivering as she kept her weight off it.
Any ideas?
Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 10 months ago.

Has your horse been tested for PSSM? There is anecdotally a relationship between these two disorders (although not yet proven in the literature) What is your horse's breed?

Customer: replied 10 months ago.
She is Azteca
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 10 months ago.

Since this doesn't sound like her typical shivers episodes, thorough investigation is warranted. Do you have hoof testers to make sure that she does not have a soreness of her hoof on the affected limb?