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#1 corasmom


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Posted 11 July 2017 - 07:05 AM

Hi! I have a mare that is sound at a walk but not trot. Her splint is on the outside of her front leg. Its about the size of my thumb nail. Thinking frozen peas....what about a sweat wrap? Furacin,saran and a Polo? Confine her to her 24x40 paddock? Thank you for your help!
Also, she has had the bump, but not been lame for about 3 weeks. Yesterday she spun and ran a bit and that's when I noticed she was off.

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Posted 21 July 2017 - 08:15 AM

Have you considered using a cold laser? I've been told they are incredibly helpful for splints. I have injured my knee beginning of the month and have just found out my shin bone and knee cap are fractured. I will be renting my vets cold laser for a week to help speed up recovery/healing.

Just a thought 😉 Let us know what you end up trying and if it helps. Good luck 🍀

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