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I am looking after an injured horse/ 6 yr Brown Mare..thoroughbred.She
I am looking after an injured horse/ 6 yr Brown Mare..thoroughbred. She suffered a severe hoof injury.. she got hoof caught up on a fence and she has large cracks near her fetlock?? I am just feeding … read more
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Dr Linda
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My older mare suddenly became 3-legged lame (putting weight
My older mare suddenly became 3-legged lame (putting weight only on the toe and with effort to move around) overnight. It's her left front leg and the pastern area is swollen and warm to the touch. (I… read more
Dr. Dan M.
Dr. Dan M.
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My 20 year old mare has been limping. At first I thought it
My 20 year old mare has been limping. At first I thought it was due to a shoulder strain from a sudden stop while trailering. Now, her shoulder seems better, but there is tenderness and swelling on to… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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My horse has swelling in hind leg and will not put much weight
My horse has swelling in hind leg and will not put much weight on leg. Has heat on leg but not her hoof. I have only found a small cut. What should I try to get swelling and heat down?… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 23 year old Arab mare that started to lose weight
I have a 23 year old Arab mare that started to lose weight about 6 months ago. She continues to lose despite increasing her food intake , more oats, sweet feed etc. in the past couple of days she's be… read more
Dr. Dan M.
Dr. Dan M.
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Bachelor's Degree
1,249 satisfied customers
My 10 year old healthy, active Arab filly had a slight limp
My 10 year old healthy, active Arab filly had a slight limp late yesterday afternoon. My husband cleaned out her hoof and found no foreign object. The leg was cool to the touch. She still favored the … read more
Dr. Dan M.
Dr. Dan M.
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Bachelor's Degree
1,249 satisfied customers
horse: she immediately stopped and started limping..hock
While trailriding, my horse picked up a small stone on her right hind hoof that fell off on her next step, however, she immediately stopped and started limping. I got off and she was definitely not pu… read more
Dr. Berry
Dr. Berry
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Hi.... I went to see my horse earlier and she had been turned
Hi.... I went to see my horse earlier and she had been turned out and then subsequently brought in from the field when I arrived. I noticed when I took her out of the stable that she was straining to … read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
our horse has suddnely come up lame in one front leg this morning. picked
our horse has suddnely come up lame in one front leg this morning. picked out her hoof but no stones or anything abnormal in there. both her front hooves do feel slightly warmer than the backs. she li… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a miniature donkey about 8 months old that has started
I have a miniature donkey about 8 months old that has started to walk on the front part of her front hooves. She acts like the back part of her hoof is sore when she is walking, but when you push on i… read more
Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 3 y/o QH gelding that has been gimpy in his left front
I have a 3 y/o QH gelding that has been gimpy in his left front hoof for 4 months. His most recent treatment was coffin bone injections of H acid and steroids. I didn't work him for a month and he sti… read more
Dr. Tanis
Dr. Tanis
Doctoral Degree
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I had got my first horse a over a month ago. when i rode him
I had got my first horse a over a month ago. when i rode him out today with some other people he was fine and we trotted for a while until on the road he trotted and his rythem became uneven. my frien… read more
Dr S
Dr S
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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My Mare is 25 and has always been healthy she is out side 24
My Mare is 25 and has always been healthy she is out side 24 hr a day this time of year. 10 days ago I noticed she was laying down and did not want to get up after 1 1/2 hours. When I made her get up … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
quarter horse: with a lame front leg..Swollen above the frog.
I have an 18 year old quarter hourse paint with a lame front leg. Swollen above the frog. I called the after hour vet line on easter weekend? I think it must be an infection....what should I do? How c… read more
Dr. Christie
Dr. Christie
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1,515 satisfied customers
We have a 5 year old Icelandic horse (filly) who is extremely
We have a 5 year old Icelandic horse (filly) who is extremely cautious when walking. She walks with very tentative steps and moves very, very, very slowly. Our vet has checked her out and cannot find … read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Doctoral Degree
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my 26 y/o QH is lame on a rear leg from an old injury. About
my 26 y/o QH is lame on a rear leg from an old injury. About 4 weeks ago he would only walk with extreme coaxing. He stood as if stuck in cement. We took his shoes and pads off the front, as they seem… read more
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Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
1,196 satisfied customers
I have a 30 plus year old arab mare that I had a vet look at
I have a 30 plus year old arab mare that I had a vet look at in June. He said she had laminitis and diabeaties. He had me take her off of all grain and most kinds of hay. She has now been losing weigh… read more
Donna Campbell Smith
Donna Campbell Smith
freelance writer/book author
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I have a 8 year old mare that over the last 2 years has had
I have a 8 year old mare that over the last 2 years has had rounds of severe lamness, that travels through a 4 hooves. When she walks she seems to sway back and forth. she now has seperation of the ho… read more
Dan C., DVM
Dan C., DVM
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Doctoral Degree
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