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  1. I have no digital camera, but my boyfriend is coming down from NY in 2 weeks and bringing his. As I expected it would... this mystery lameness is completely gone now, again. Atty is still feeling completely normal. His temperature is also back to normal and he has been getting his exercise..I don't really know what to think. I almost hope he swells up because when my boyfriend gets here we can take pictures... sooo frustrating. Poor boy. I scrubbed his legs with some antiseptic wash just to make sure they were clean and no hidden booboos that I couldn't see.. Not a scratch except for the abscesses he's blown out of his coronary band. Trying to keep those very clean. He acts just fine though, didn't even care when I scrubbed (gently) around them.
  2. hey ff! he is not shod/has never been shod. and is utd on tetanus! keep throwing em at me guys. maybe it's obvious and im just not seeing it lol
  3. I will try to get CVMs attention on the health board! The vet came out, he is not concerned. He said he has seen almost 10 babies in the past month with the same exact symptoms... And they are back to normal within a few days, he said the best thing is trotting them for swelling...He's not sure what it is, but he said it's very common in this area, especially with the younger horses/older horses. We have had major weather changes lately, which I didn't take into account, and my colt also just hit a huge growth spurt. As far as the grass goes, all of the other horses are fine on it. And since this is only happening once every few weeks(oddly enough when the weather changes, now that I think about it), I am not sure what to think. Like I mentioned above, the white line disease on both of my horses is almost completely eradicated, it's just the huge amounts of abscesses that are worrying me... : ( He was seen by an "equine dentist" or rather a vet in our area that just does dentistry, and he did a full check up. All of Atty's baby teeth are out and he said it looks great! Last deworm was last month, last vaccinations were in March. His legs were still a little swollen today, but it has gone down quite a bit. He was running around the pasture bucking when I took the mare away. He seems to be in good spirits. This just completely baffles me! No grain changes have been made in the past two years. I am having another vet come out tomorrow to get a second opinion.. but other than that i'm not sure there is much that can be done for this??? any input from you guys is still very appreciated! i am thankful for those that took time out of their day to answer and help me out
  4. thank you. trying everything i can! the boy is bright eyed and bushy tailed. he doesn't seem to be bothered at all
  5. the thing is he is not favoring the leg. he's not lame in any way whatsoever anymore. : ( unfortunately when i came out this morning his legs were even more swollen, even the front ones. i am starting to believe the swelling has nothing to do with the abscesses. his gums were pale, and temp a little low at 99.1. I have a call in to the vet and he is coming out. sigh
  6. How come the boots? I have moved him and their feet are improving, but I would think that the boots would make it so nothing could breathe, thus worsening the problem? Yeah, the abscesses will probably continue. But do you think the swelling has any correlation?
  7. I wish I had a digital camera, still. His feet are still imbalanced as they were put through so much stress by the horrible farriers I had. The thing is, their feet have been doing MUCH better since we moved here. And they are just in a pasture with pure grass. Have not found a single rock. Since their feet are doing better, I am just extremely confused as to why the abscesses/swelling are occurring. I think maybe it's all coming to a head? All of those months of horrible feet/trimmings. I have no idea. Ugh. He has about four abscesses blown on each hoof. No signs of any new ones today, just a LOT of swelling, evenly up both back legs. This is completely baffling to me. Edit: The place that they were in before had virtually no grass and was just a bunch of soil and pine trees (with roots)... I was feeding them plenty as my babies eat better than I do, but I know that the environment is what started all of this. I am not sure if he still has the white line? Can white line move into their legs?
  8. Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have posted or come to this website due to time constraints in my life, but I am in dire need of Horsecity's dependable knowledge. **Yes, I KNOW I should be calling a vet, I will include this in the information given, as a vet was called. I am just looking for similar experiences/advice on if this has ever happened to you all. Rewind about 12 months ago, we move to Georgia, my colt is 2y/o*he is a gelding, has been since 4 months*. I am switching farriers around like crazy, because these people are unfortunately a bunch of hicks who just want to be pretend cowboys, and I highly doubt they even went to school. My horses feet decline horribly. The place that we moved them to is 2 acres, and it's just my horses on the property except for the owner's mare, who has white line disease. My horses catch it. I try everything under the sun, from thrush buster, iodine, coppertox, and the very expensive white lightening. Aggressively, every day, multiple times a day, i treat it. NOTHING works. BOTH my horses get it. My mare only gets it in the front feet. Horrible cracks half way up the hooves, and in my geldings case, in all four feet. I eventually find a decent farrier, and he has to re-sect 2 of my colts feet. He gives me a treatment of something that I cannot remember the name of, but they are these blue little crystals. This doesn't help either. My horses feet continue to get worse, I try feed-in supplements, apply supplements to their feet, etc. Nothing. I finally find another boarding place in which I can afford, and we move them there about four months ago. The horses have 8 acres, and are pastured with two other horses. I continue to medicate their feet and they have AMAZING grass here. My horses feet improve dramatically... I think it was mostly a product of their environment, whatever it was, not allowing their feet to heal. Because almost immediately I see an improvement. I still am not convinced, though, so I get a farrier from another state to come out. He is still doing their feet to this day, and their feet are almost back to normal. Now we're almost to the present day. My mares feet are completely normal now. My colt.. his are ok, getting better slowly. His were MUCH worse than hers were, so I suspect it will take another year before they are completely 100% again... Now about a month and a half ago, I come out, my colt is DEAD lame in his right hind. I am horrified. First thought was that he was kicked by another horse, and something is broken. He will not put any weight on it. I have the barn owner come out with me and we feel all up and down his leg, no heat, no swelling. No nothing. So we think it's in his hip. I have the vet out, he can't find anything. Just gives him some bute and says wait and see(I was not happy with this, but after the barn call, etc, I was broke(college student). I did not want to give him the bute because I was afraid that he would not feel it much and walk around on it and injure himself even worse... I cold hose his leg, and ice the spot on his hip where I thought he might be hurt. I was completely wrong. A week later a HUGE abscess blows out of the top of his hoof.. My poor guy. I soak it in epsom salts every day... Ok, things are getting better. Nope. I come out one morning about 4 weeks ago and there are literally abscesses everywhere, all over both of his hind feet. I just cried. And soaked his feet. He has not been lame a day since the week-long episode, but abscesses are blowing out of his hooves left and right. Ok, about 3 weeks ago, I come out and BOTH back legs are so swollen, I didn't know what to think. I called the vet, he says cold hose them. I do. There is no lame ness anywhere, and he walk trots and lopes just fine in the round pen for me. I come out the next morning and the swelling is gone. So I think this is all over with after those blow outs, and I come out tonight and both of his back legs are mysteriously SWOLLEN all the way up to the hock again... I'm talking he has cankles from he** and you can't even see the dip where his leg tendons are. I walk him and hose it. He's not lame at all. TL;DR Are abscesses in any way shape or form connected to this mysterious leg swelling? It can't be from being stalled, because they are on pasture 24/7. I am calling the vet tomorrow. Is there any way he can have an infection in both back legs and it not be systemic? He has no fever, no heat at all, whatsoever. Bright eyed and bushy tailed as can be. Still being the same bratty boy he is. Horsecity, what is going on?
  9. Hi everyone. It has been a while since I have posted or come to this website due to time constraints in my life, but I am in dire need of Horsecity's dependable knowledge. **Yes, I KNOW I should be calling a vet, I will include this in the information given, as a vet was called. I am just looking for similar experiences/advice on if this has ever happened to you all. Rewind about 12 months ago, we move to Georgia, my colt is 2y/o*he is a gelding, has been since 4 months*. I am switching farriers around like crazy, because these people are unfortunately a bunch of hicks who just want to be pretend cowboys, and I highly doubt they even went to school. My horses feet decline horribly. The place that we moved them to is 2 acres, and it's just my horses on the property except for the owner's mare, who has white line disease. My horses catch it. I try everything under the sun, from thrush buster, iodine, coppertox, and the very expensive white lightening. Aggressively, every day, multiple times a day, i treat it. NOTHING works. BOTH my horses get it. My mare only gets it in the front feet. Horrible cracks half way up the hooves, and in my geldings case, in all four feet. I eventually find a decent farrier, and he has to re-sect 2 of my colts feet. He gives me a treatment of something that I cannot remember the name of, but they are these blue little crystals. This doesn't help either. My horses feet continue to get worse, I try feed-in supplements, apply supplements to their feet, etc. Nothing. I finally find another boarding place in which I can afford, and we move them there about four months ago. The horses have 8 acres, and are pastured with two other horses. I continue to medicate their feet and they have AMAZING grass here. My horses feet improve dramatically... I think it was mostly a product of their environment, whatever it was, not allowing their feet to heal. Because almost immediately I see an improvement. I still am not convinced, though, so I get a farrier from another state to come out. He is still doing their feet to this day, and their feet are almost back to normal. Now we're almost to the present day. My mares feet are completely normal now. My colt.. his are ok, getting better slowly. His were MUCH worse than hers were, so I suspect it will take another year before they are completely 100% again... Now about a month and a half ago, I come out, my colt is DEAD lame in his right hind. I am horrified. First thought was that he was kicked by another horse, and something is broken. He will not put any weight on it. I have the barn owner come out with me and we feel all up and down his leg, no heat, no swelling. No nothing. So we think it's in his hip. I have the vet out, he can't find anything. Just gives him some bute and says wait and see(I was not happy with this, but after the barn call, etc, I was broke(college student). I did not want to give him the bute because I was afraid that he would not feel it much and walk around on it and injure himself even worse... I cold hose his leg, and ice the spot on his hip where I thought he might be hurt. I was completely wrong. A week later a HUGE abscess blows out of the top of his hoof.. My poor guy. I soak it in epsom salts every day... Ok, things are getting better. Nope. I come out one morning about 4 weeks ago and there are literally abscesses everywhere, all over both of his hind feet. I just cried. And soaked his feet. He has not been lame a day since the week-long episode, but abscesses are blowing out of his hooves left and right. Ok, about 3 weeks ago, I come out and BOTH back legs are so swollen, I didn't know what to think. I called the vet, he says cold hose them. I do. There is no lame ness anywhere, and he walk trots and lopes just fine in the round pen for me. I come out the next morning and the swelling is gone. So I think this is all over with after those blow outs, and I come out tonight and both of his back legs are mysteriously SWOLLEN all the way up to the hock again... I'm talking he has cankles from he** and you can't even see the dip where his leg tendons are. I walk him and hose it. He's not lame at all. TL;DR Are abscesses in any way shape or form connected to this mysterious leg swelling? It can't be from being stalled, because they are on pasture 24/7. I am calling the vet tomorrow. Is there any way he can have an infection in both back legs and it not be systemic? He has no fever, no heat at all, whatsoever. Bright eyed and bushy tailed as can be. Still being the same bratty boy he is. Horsecity, what is going on?
  10. Any Riders Near Statesboro, Ga?

    bump - for any other riders near statesboro that would like to get together and hit the trails
  11. Any Riders Near Statesboro, Ga?

    Cool. Yeah, riding with younger people is no problem. I'll ride with anyone. I'm only 20 myself so I hope that's not an issue. Yeah, I'm not really fond of huge group rides. I was riding with my mare one year in one and there is always that one crazy horse that ruins the ride for everyone. I would love to join a riding club too! Riding by yourself on the trails is no fun. For me at least. =)
  12. Any Riders Near Statesboro, Ga?

    that sounds good to me. i'm not so much into riding in this freezing cold weather hahaha. i would love to ride with you! where do you guys usually ride?
  13. Well, I got my horses moved up here where I am going to college currently in Statesboro, GA. My horses are stabled in Brooklet not far from there. I am looking for a riding buddy because I really miss riding...If anyone lives near there let me know so we can get together and go riding! I would love to meet someone from HC as I have yet to do so. [Jump]
  14. Had To Put Down A Horse Today

    So sorry for your loss... I haven't had to put one down yet but I can't even imagine the heartbreak... I hope you feel better
  15. Some Random Riding Pictures

    Wonderful pictures! I wish we had snow down here that I could ride in, as well as a beach! You're lucky! Beautiful horse & dog. =)