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Category: Horse Veterinary
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Experience:  Board Certified Equine Surgeon, Lameness and Sports Medicine Specialist DVM, BSc
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22 year old mare right rear foot does not put it down. When

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22 year old mare right rear foot does not put it down. When walks, gingerly steps on it. When it's bearing weight for a second seems to have an extra 'snap' to it (not noise, just looks like it snaps twice). It's been very cold here, wonder if it's just arthritis?
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. Have you looked to see if there is a wound on their foot?
Customer: I cleaned the frog yesterday and didn't see anything, however I wasn't looking for an abcess; should I?
JA: What is the horse's name?
Customer: Penny
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Penny?
Customer: She is a Morgan/Quarter cross 1100lbs, frolicked in the pasture a lot on Monday, kicking, rearing etc; seemed happy and spunky
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Horse Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Gabby replied 1 year ago.

Hi this is Dr. Gabby. I need to ask a few additional questions about Penny.

When did the non-weight bearing start?

Do you feel any heat in the hoof or see any swelling in the leg?

Does she have shoes on her rear feet? Was she recently shod?