Coffin joint arthritis- any success stories?

ycbm

Well-Known Member
Joined
30 January 2015
Messages
18,272
NN59, concentrate on the pain your horse will be in trying to stand on feet that ache all the time, and know that you are doing the only kind thing possible. Call now, right now, and if they are still on answerphone, call again until they aren't.
 

NooNoo59

Active Member
Joined
3 December 2011
Messages
943
Location
kent
Thank you. We have some on our yard who think its cruel to put to sleep but he is lame which means he is in a level of discomfort and therefore I know its not fair and I need to get it sorted
 
Joined
26 September 2014
Messages
42
Not a success story i'm afraid my boy was diagnosed in January as was lame in trot, had the injection and is now intermittently lame in walk which he never was before im so disappointed next step is mri :(
 
Last edited:

NooNoo59

Active Member
Joined
3 December 2011
Messages
943
Location
kent
I made the decision to mri as my gut was telling me that the arthritis was not the only problem. Interestingly now he is lamer on the off side rather than the near side. The end story is that he is lame and its the end of the road which I need to get my head round asap.
 
Joined
5 April 2017
Messages
132
It took me a bit to get my head around putting our mare to sleep because she wasn't obviously lame. She had it in all 4 feet though and so although I couldn't see it I knew it was there. It showed up after she had had a good hoon around the paddock and some days were worse than others. It was a really hard decision but ultimately the right one.

I miss her everyday but I know it was the right thing to do by her. You have my sympathy. People who judge you for making this decision are not kind.
 

ycbm

Well-Known Member
Joined
30 January 2015
Messages
18,272
I hope you feel relief as well as the inevitable sadness.. Look after yourself.
 

ForbiddenHorse

Well-Known Member
Joined
24 April 2013
Messages
761
Location
South West
So am I he is a cracking cob but I think.there is too much going on in the front joints/feet for him to come right. Vets bills up to over 4000 so far I think we have reached the end of the road
Was just reading your post when you went to vet him and collected him, is it the same Welsh D?
So sorry to read this and bring a old post up!
 

NooNoo59

Active Member
Joined
3 December 2011
Messages
943
Location
kent
No the Welsh d is the new one on another thread. The cob was pts on 1st March on vets advice as he wasn't field sound. Best for him miss his lovely face
 
Top