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I.r. horse questioning joint injections


Sherry Morse
 

Hi Jonni,

Has this horse been confirmed to have IR?  If she's not IR or you just think she is due to appearance any advice we could offer is at best a guess.  




Eleanor Kellon, VMD
 

If she's really IR (only testing will tell), corticosteroids are out. I'd be more concerned about treating  for bursitis without ruling out an underlying cause but then again I don't know the history or what has been done already.  Since we don't know if she's IR, this discussion is really OT but I would say you need ultrasound, radiographs and sometimes bone scan to uncover the real cause of the bursitis (unless you know she got kicked or something) and until then I would use topical Sore No More rubs three or four times a day.
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Eleanor in PA

www.drkellon.com 
EC Owner 2001


Jonni Jump
 

I need help I would really like to start getting her back into shape to ride.
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Jonni Jump
June, 2018
Augusta Ga.
Mirage i.r. friesian/ssh mare 
Mirage:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=60938
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Jonni,%20Mirage,%20and%20Lily 
Lily:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=80272


 

Hey Jonni!  Hoping Dr. Kellon will chime in with some 'other options' for your girls shoulder pain :)

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Ellen
Pal & Savvy
N. Alabama
Aug 2013
Case History 


Jonni Jump
 


Tanna
 

Hello Jonni! 

What type of injections is your vet suggesting?

Previcoxx long term is not good. Corticosteroid injections would not be recommended for a horse with IR but there may be other options available. 

You have not included test results in your Case History. Do you have test results for Mirage? 




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Tanna 

April 2019, (Yahoo Group member 2008)
Langley, BC, Canada

Tula's Case History 


Jonni Jump
 

My girl mirage got diagnosed with bursitis in her shoulder. She has been on previcoxx for 40 days now that's she's been off it a week she is now sore again after cantering and bucking in the pasture when hay was delivered.
Vet suggest that she be on previcoxx indefinitely but I feel that if she is on it for so long and she ends up reinjuring it when riding or something she may really hurt it badly. The vet/lameness specialist said that I could do the previcoxx or injections. With her being i.r. I'm scared at what would be in the injections. Any suggestions as to where to go from here is greatly appreciated.
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Jonni Jump
June, 2018
Augusta Ga.
Mirage i.r. friesian/ssh mare 
Mirage:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=60938
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/files/Jonni,%20Mirage,%20and%20Lily 
Lily:
https://ecir.groups.io/g/CaseHistory/album?id=80272