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Strange lameness?!

hihosilver

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my pony went on a hack and she went very lame. On getting home a lot of heat in the front of foot. Vet came took of shoe but nothing to be found. I have been poulticing but nothing!! The vet wasn't convinced it was an abscess, Its strange as sound on hard ground but very sore on the soft ground. I think she is thinking of a tendon in the foot. For now he's just on box rest and will reassess next week Any ideas? No heat anywhere.
 

ycbm

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Bruise. Sound on hard ground because nothing is pressing on it. Lame on soft because its packing up inside the hoof. If it is, it will disappear in a few days and you'll never know why she was lame unless your farrier finds a mark on the sole.

It would be pretty unlikely to be a tendon inside the foot, they usually degrade slowly over time, not go with a bang like that. And hard/soft ground shouldn't make such a huge difference.

Hopefully she just trod on a stone.

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hihosilver

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Bruise. Sound on hard ground because nothing is pressing on it. Lame on soft because its packing up inside the hoof. If it is, it will disappear in a few days and you'll never know why she was lame unless your farrier finds a mark on the sole.

It would be pretty unlikely to be a tendon inside the foot, they usually degrade slowly over time, not go with a bang like that. And hard/soft ground shouldn't make such a huge diff

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Thanks trotted up sound on soft and hard tonight so fingers crossed it is that x
 
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