I usually don’t write much, just read, but I have found myself with a situation that I have not seen before in all my years of breeding. I had a filly born this morning and she is very healthy other than the fact that she can’t stand on her back legs. Took her to the vet and he said both her back “knee caps” were out of place. The groove where they fit in is there, but the caps are out to the side of the groove on both legs. He can push them into place and she can then stand, but soon as he moves his hands, they pop back out of place. He said to give her several days to see if she improves on her own. I am to help her stand and try to strength the leg muscles. Since she can only get up on her front legs and sort of drag herself around, she can’t maneuver around to nurse. I don’t mind bottle feeding every two hours to keep her strong if there is chance of her improving. I haven’t seen this before and don’t know anything about it. I have enclosed pictures of her to help show how she stands. If you know of this condition, please let me know what else to do, or is there hope? She is such a sweet Angel I hate to see this. At least she doesn’t seem to be in pain.
I tried to add 3 pictures. Not sure if they uploaded or not. May have done it wrong.
OK, now you can tell I don't post often. How do I add the three pictures I have of this filly? They are saved on my computer in my pictures folder. I tried to do the file attachment below, but didn't work.
Well, thanks to some friendly help I have the pictures downloaded. Now, I just need to figure out how to make them smaller and easier to load. Oh well, someday I'll get the help of computers.