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horse is tender on front foot, did have something small in
horse is tender on front foot, did have something small in it a few days ago but i didn't believe it had punctured the bottom of the hoof however the horse is tender and the outside of the hoof is war… read more
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Dr. Gabby
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Hello:I have a horse diagnosis question... I have a Quarter
Hello: I have a horse diagnosis question... I have a Quarter Horse who is having some problems and I am having a hard time trying to figure out what is wrong with him. When I bough him (at age 5 - he … read more
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Dr. Jill
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Doctoral Degree
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miniature horse: right rear leg..stiff and then she will drag the hoof
Our miniature horse is 7 years old. Just recently she has stiffness in her right rear leg. She will stretch it out, like it is stiff and then she will drag the hoof. The next step she takes slowly and… read more
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Dr. Loretta
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Hi, I have a young (about 3-4 years) quarter horse mare.
Hi, I have a young (about 3-4 years) quarter horse mare. I began breaking her to ride last spring, I have been progressing her training very slowly as she is a big mare (about 16hh.) yet she still see… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
Front toe dragging. I have a 14 year old Holsteiner gelding..he
Front toe dragging. I have a 14 year old Holsteiner gelding..he was kicked in the shoulder a year ago while I was riding him. At time of incident he swelled a tiny bit in the shoulder area and immedia… read more
Dr. M.
Dr. M.
Board Certified Equine Surgeon
Post-Doctoral Degree
1,438 satisfied customers
started limping..bad odor coming from his left front hoof..medicine
My TWH appears to have started limping after about 5 minutes of riding. I checked his hooves, cleaned them and noticed a bad odor coming from his left front hoof. I cleaned it really well and applied … read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have an 11 year old quarter horse gelding, Gus. We know the
I have an 11 year old quarter horse gelding, Gus. We know the entire history on this gelding and he has never taken a lame step. He is ridden once or twice a week on a flat graded arena with good foot… read more
Dr. Gabby
Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
Three weeks ago I purchased a 5 yr old gelding TWH. He has
Three weeks ago I purchased a 5 yr old gelding TWH. He has a nice gait and peaceful cantor. He is shod all around, kegs front and flats hind, original from previous owner. His previous owner trail rod… read more
Dr. Julie
Dr. Julie
Doctoral Degree
44 satisfied customers
Last night when I went out to do chores I noticed my gelding
Last night when I went out to do chores I noticed my gelding (20 something) was not bearing any weight on his right front leg in fact if I asked him to move he only did with alot of encouragement. whe… read more
Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM
Owner
Doctoral Degree
409 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
General Practitioner
Doctoral Degree
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mare: rear left..one of her front legs, left side just below her frog
Any ideas on a type of injury that would make my mare round out her rear left thigh to avoid weight. She recently had an injury that required stitches to one of her front legs, left side just below he… read more
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Dr. Tanis
Doctoral Degree
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3 of our horses have draining rash/hive like sores. Started
3 of our horse's have draining rash/hive like sore's. Started just above frog ( hoof) on back feet. 1 still is just there, 1 it's moving up leg's in patches, and 1 has it moveing up rear legs, under b… read more
Keith Taraba, DVM
Keith Taraba, DVM
Owner
Doctoral Degree
409 satisfied customers
I just bought an unraced thoroughbred. When I went to see him
I just bought an unraced thoroughbred. When I went to see him pre purchase he was missing a shoe on the front left and was favoring that foot. He is a very nice, beautiful sporty type and they were ju… read more
Dr. Scott
Dr. Scott
General Practitioner
Doctoral Degree
14,834 satisfied customers
horse: began favoring her right hind hoof..lbs..green grass
My horse began favoring her right hind hoof. She is very suseptible to colic but hasn't had a episode in quite some time. We got her 1 1/2 ago and she was around 600 lbs underweight and I'm afraid I m… read more
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Dr. Gabby
Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
4,408 satisfied customers
I have a 2yo QH reiner/cowhorse bred colt. About 2 weeks ago
I have a 2yo QH reiner/cowhorse bred colt. About 2 weeks ago he came up gimpy on what seems to be the right front. At first we thought sole or heels. He is about 75 to 85% sound all the time but the c… read more
Dr. Mike
Dr. Mike
Equine Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
536 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.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
I have a stallion that has a plain fencing wire injury to his
I have a stallion that has a plain fencing wire injury to his hind leg. The problem has now raised that he isn't lifting his leg high enough to allow his hoof to clear the ground and this results in h… read more
Dr. B.
Dr. B.
Horse Veterinarian
Doctoral Degree
1,204 satisfied customers
My older gelding drags his right hind hoof when moving at a ...
My older gelding drags his right hind hoof when moving at a trot. He does not have any lameness or swelling in the leg/hoof area. He has never been a high-stepper, and the hoof dragging is less pronou… read more
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Dan C., DVM
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Doctoral Degree
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