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    Our mini was attacked

    No one ever got caught, and we used it for a few years until those neighbors moved! :) We did try to monitor things closely and replace sections as they got rusted or damaged to prevent that from happening.
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    Our mini was attacked

    I don't know if it would be an option since it sounds like you board your mini, but when we had a neighbor with some dogs that kept getting loose we put chicken wire along the bottom part of our fences, and it worked pretty well to keep unwanted critters out of our paddocks. We just had to be...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    Thank you all for the replies. I think her being relatively young, having such a severe and rapid decline, and never even getting quite to the bottom of what caused the lameness is just making it feel like there isn't any real closure. I can't stop thinking about all the "what ifs", or if I had...
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    Should I get a vet out?

    Oh boy, sounds like you have your hands full between the 2 of them! Good luck with both your mini and your thoroughbred :)
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    Should I get a vet out?

    I would definitely consult a vet, because this is just anecdotal from my own experiences. But if you have a small area to turn him out, I would say maybe do that instead of stall rest. Just from my experiences, I was told that turnout might be better so that they can move around a little and...
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    Should I get a vet out?

    That sounds like it could be the stifle to me, sometimes their knee cap can get stuck in the position its in when they lock it to sleep standing up, its called "upward fixation of the patella". I'd definitely have it checked out by a vet. If its the knee cap getting stuck, sometimes it can...
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    Should I get a vet out?

    If he's limping at the walk, I would recommend getting a vet out, especially with a hind leg. Can he flex his hind leg normally, or is he swinging it out because it won't bend? Minis can do funny things with their knees, and sometimes if they have a locked stifle joint they can injure their hip...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    I made the choice to let her go today. She stopped eating altogether, became systemically ill, and I could tell she was done. Based on her symptoms, including ventral edema, I'm now afraid that she had bute toxicity and this outcome is my fault. She was only 15 years old, I had her for her whole...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    Thank you for that! Its absolutely worth a try! She got stuck down overnight and was pretty stressed when I found her and helped her up in the morning. I haven't seen her lie down since then and I'm thinking maybe she's afraid now. I have a vet who is also a licensed chiropractor and certified...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    That's a really good idea, thank you! I'll try and get some asap and give it a shot!
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    She does lie down a lot unfortunately, and we're hesitant on tying her to keep her standing since she struggles to bear weight on her right hind, we're concerned about laminitis or some other sort of breakdown occurring in her left hind limb from overloading it. But I'll ask the vet if maybe we...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    We have her in a small pen and she's on anti-inflammatories and ulcergard. I sent her radiographs to a radiologist to look at, and her regular vet is going to try and consult with a local specialty hospital. The radiologist didn't agree with her vet's assessment of an increased risk of fracture...
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    Hip dysplasia/coxofemoral subluxation

    I have a miniature horse who I found with acute, severe lameness in her right hind limb about 2 weeks ago. We originally thought she had her stifle locked, but now its seeming like it may be a coxofemoral subluxation instead. The vet took radiographs, and her femur was sitting in the joint...
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