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Just wondering if anyone else has had this happen to their horse before ... She came to me limping on her back foot a couple of days ago, thought it might have been thrush, treated it and turns out that's not what it is.  It's like her ankle is locking when she puts pressure on it ... she'll step down on her toe and then it's like her ankle "locks" really quick when she puts pressure on it.  Any insight would be great!! (I've been putting DMSO on it, I have Bute, but don't want to use it unless absolutely necessary. If she's not better in a few days I will take her to the vet)


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Comment by Robin Murray on May 26, 2011 at 10:29am

try backing her up a few steps... if she can't then it might be her stifle.


Comment by Bubba's Last Words on May 26, 2011 at 1:21am
sure its in the ankle and not higher. I had one act like that and it was something called a stifle I think. The vet had to cut it and he cut locking up.
Comment by Danielle & Dustin Pruitt on May 25, 2011 at 5:16pm
There is no heat in it ... and we checked her hoof really good and she isn't sore in it at all ...
Comment by Robin Murray on May 25, 2011 at 5:11pm

Could be a foot abcess, one day they are fine .... the next LAME!!! if the ankle is not swollen or the leg, I would look at the foot. But, if it is an abcess... it might take weeks to come out. Check fo heat in the foot.


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