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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: 4 months ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 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 4 months ago.
She is Azteca
Expert:  Dr. Ellie replied 4 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?