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Advice needed.

Discussion in 'Horse Health and Nutrition' started by AmandaLouise95, Mar 20, 2019.

  1. AmandaLouise95

    AmandaLouise95 PetForums Newbie

    Mar 20, 2019
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    hi guys
    I need some advice on my 9 months old foal. he was a rescue baby from the bush.
    he is having problems with his back legs. It seems similar to stringhalt but instead of muscles its more joint problems.
    it start off when he is starting to walk and continues on if he is just slow walking while he eats. he lifts his back legs (just like stringhalt) but you can hear and see his stifle joint clicking.
    when he runs around he has no problems at all. he sometimes drags then lift the leg.
    he doesnt seem to be in pain at this point but im worried about what he may have.

    please and thank you to any advice.
  2. Lurcherlad

    Lurcherlad PetForums VIP

    Jan 5, 2013
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    Has he seen the vet?

    Would physio help?
  3. Ringypie

    Ringypie PetForums VIP

    Aug 15, 2012
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    Could it be locking stifles? Really he needs to see the vet for a diagnosis.....
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