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My large pony was competing at the 3 foot level at a large
My large pony was competing at the 3 foot level at a large show for the past two weeks. He is supposed to be headed to Pony Finals next week. His right front swelled up some but never took a lame step… read more
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I have a 15 yrs old Paint horse that is overweight. I had
I have a 15 yrs old Paint horse that is overweight. I had never had horses and did not watch her weight, she is a pasture pony. I had the vet come out to check her front legs she had been limping. He … read more
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DrMelJ
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What can cause lameness/stiffness in all four legs of a pony? For approximately 5 weeks my 10 year old pony has been slowly declining in the ability to walk. He slowly inches forward and his rear legs… read more
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Steve O.
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Our pony has started having a problem travelling in the trailer.
Our pony has started having a problem travelling in the trailer. She loads with no trouble, but once the trailer starts moving, she seems to lose her balance and ends up leaning on the side of the tra… read more
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horse: pony kept going down to roll and we would make him get up.
What would cause a horse to loose his equalibrium? It was a warm day, and we had ridden after trailering in. The pony kept going down to roll and we would make him get up. Figured he was hot, so we ga… read more
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Dr. Berry
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pony..Several days ago he started having problems with walking.
I have a pony, he is about 7 years old. Several days ago he started having problems with walking. The ferrier has checked his hoofs and all is fine. He lays down more often and walks very slowly. He s… read more
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I have a shetland pony that has been lame behind for 4 weeks
I have a shetland pony that has been lame behind for 4 weeks now. At first she seemed specifically lame on one hind leg, slightly dragging her foot. After box rest and bute she was not atall improved … read more
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my pony sprained a fetlock in september and has been off work..walking
my pony sprained a fetlock in september and has been off work.He is now sound . how much walking ridden should he do as part of his fitness program.… read more
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Dr. Berry
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hi i have a 16 year old 12hand jumping pony she is very fit
hi i have a 16 year old 12hand jumping pony she is very fit but due to heavy snow we are unable to ride and only able to turn out for ten mintues a day as snow up to there bellys. It was very cold las… read more
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Dr. George White
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Doctoral Degree
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I have a 14 yr old Welsh pony mare. She started acting very
I have a 14 yr old Welsh pony mare. She started acting very stiff a few days ago, mainly in her hind legs. No swelling or heat tho. She does have swelling in the front of her chest. She is eating fine… read more
Dr. Will
Dr. Will
Doctoral Degree
649 satisfied customers
Good morning, our little pony is very sore on her back legs
Good morning, our little pony is very sore on her back legs and is having very loose bowel movements I have been keeping her in the stable for the past 3 days and have cut her feed down to half scoop … read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
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Post-Doctoral Degree
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My horse keeps going lame. She has had nerve blocks and xrays
My horse keeps going lame. She has had nerve blocks and xrays done which showed up nothing. After these were done, she was put on bute and came sound. Just lately after being worked, she goes lame. Sh… read more
Dr. Hinson
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Doctoral Degree
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4 year old 148 pony presented with drunk like symptons, ataxic
4 year old 148 pony presented with drunk like symptons, ataxic , splayed out behind hyper sensitivity in thoracolumbar and atlantooccipital region no co ordination,vet administered anti inflamatories … read more
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Doctoral Degree
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my friends pony had fuild type lumps on its skin and then they
my friends pony had fuild type lumps on its skin and then they went and started to show wetness on his neck and now he has swallowen legs and hes hair is falling out in masses do you have any ideas wh… read more
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Carl Meyer, DVM
Doctoral Degree
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horses: lame..wet where she came from recomended..outside 24 hours
Hello I live in Norway and I have in my care a ponni that are lame on all four legs. The wet where she came from recomended that she was put to sleep. I have had her for one week and she is outside 24… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
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Doctoral Degree
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quarter horse: 14 year old..limping, although she walks..her appetite
We have a 14 year old, large (17 hands), quarter horse mare, who is experiencing swelling in all four ankles. The swelling starts below the knees and continues to the ankle. They are not hot/warm (inf… read more
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Donna C Smith
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My 5 month old pony has been noticed crossing his back legs,
My 5 month old pony has been noticed crossing his back legs, even when standing he keeps his back legs together. It now appears he is dragging his back left leg. He appears to be in no pain and is abl… read more
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Dan C., DVM
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Doctoral Degree
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he was ill was stiff back legs..inflammation..change of foods, lots
My daughters pony was ill about 3 months ago, had diahorra for 2 weeks but lost muscle and lots of weight, we seriously thought he was going to die. He is also laminitic in the past but he has been fi… read more
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