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QUESTION
My yearling got to where she couldn't walk. She laid around alot, limped real bad on front legs-she could hardly walk, sweat and droppy eyed. The vet padded feet with foam, gave antibotic, and something for her musles. She seemed to do find for the three days she was on meds, so I dicided not to run the blood sample they drew. Noone I know of as seen a horse to this. The doc. thought their was an underlining problem causing her feet to be tender. My question is have you ever heard of this?


ANSWER

Given those symptoms there are several things that could potentially be the problem. However, it is nearly impossible to correctly diagnosis a horse without doing a physical exam. I urge you to continue working closely with your veterinarian to pinpoint the underlying problem or to consult a veterinarian who is an equine lameness specialist.







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