Re: Amber Episode
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My 27 yr old mare had a similar "episode". I got to the barn one day and her trough was tipped over and she was walking wind swept. Meaning her nose and neck pointed forward, but her hinds were tracking at an angle so she was walking slightly sideways. She also had dirt scrapes all over her legs. Vet came out, examined her and put her on a low dose of banamine. He thought she may have had a pinched nerve in her back from a fall. **This too happened to her one day after her Spring west nile shot.
She seemed to be doing better with exercise so after a week, I turned her out with the other old horses. She ran next to a tree, misjudged where her hips were since they we not in alignment with her head and hit the tree with her hip bone. She fell to the ground and immediately sprang back up. I thought I was going to have a heart attack. She has never been the same since. She is still wobbly and sometimes when I pick up her feet, she starts to loose her balance.
I am wondering if continuing to give old cushings immune challenged horses annual shots is a bad idea. I know that many small animal vets are now recommending not to vaccinate health compromised dogs.....
Nina and Shadow
On Apr 8, 2016, at 9:01 AM, "JKemmerer@... [EquineCushings]" <EquineCushings@...> wrote: