Folks on-line
'
1
Forums Albums Skins 1
Search Register Logon


You are logged in as a guest. Logon or register an account to access more features.
OTHER FORUMS:    Horse Trailers  -   Trucks   -   Cutting  -   Reining  -   Roping 
'
Epiphysitis
Moderators: gotothewhip, crossspur, ForumAdmin

Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [20 messages per page]
Last activity 2014-02-14 11:07 PM
6 replies, 4532 views

View previous thread :: View next thread
   General Discussion -> LET'S TALK NFR  Click to return to Barrel Talk
Refresh
Message format
 
klutz02
Reg. Aug 2010
Posted 2013-11-13 1:36 PM (#6865418)
Subject: Epiphysitis



Extreme Veteran


Posts: 304
100100100
Location: SW North Dakota
My weanling Harvey has been super sore since I got him in early September. A bunch of you guys suggested that i have a vet look at him. So, my vet came out to check him out. I'm not super excited about what he told me. :(

He first said that he's a little knock kneed...but not terrible. Also told me that he is a little cow hocked but I actually don't mind that. Said he is slightly club foot in his front left...which is the one that he had an abscess in. Then we discovered a puncture wound to his back left ankle which wasn't there a few days ago. That's swollen up pretty good. Then he noticed that all four of his pasterns were warm to the touch. He told me that he has a mild case of Epiphysitis and to get him off all grain and no alfalfa. He's growing to fast. My problem with this is that he really hasn't been on a lot of grain. He's gotten it very sporadically and has just good grass hay in a feeder. Other than his back foot with the puncture, he really isn't swollen up on his joints, just stiff and not wanting to move much.

Is there anything that I can do to help him? Will he be fine on just hay for the winter or can he have a mineral block in his pen? I've never been around this or even heard of it before.

Also what would you guys do for his puncture wound. I put some Blue Kote on it this morning and was going to go pick up some Vetricyn after work today. Would I want to wrap it or keep it open?

Thanks for your help!!
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
Liana D
Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2013-11-13 2:47 PM (#6865517 - in reply to #6865418)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis


Defense Attorney for The Horse


500100100
Location: Claremore, OK
The epiphysitis comes from a mineral imbalance . The only thing I've had really good luck with is a product called Rejuvinaide. It's made by Progressive Nutrution.
In most cases, just cutting his feed back won't help.
It definitely needs to be addressed as it can cause life long problems for your horse.
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
klutz02
Reg. Aug 2010
Posted 2013-11-13 3:03 PM (#6865530 - in reply to #6865418)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis



Extreme Veteran


Posts: 304
100100100
Location: SW North Dakota
I didn't think it had to be from the feed. He really wasn't getting that much grain. Just here and there. He is a big weanling though. He had an equilix tub in his corral that he has been munching on. Where can I get the rejuvinaide at? I've never heard of it.
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
Liana D
Reg. Sep 2008
Posted 2013-11-13 3:13 PM (#6865542 - in reply to #6865530)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis


Defense Attorney for The Horse


500100100
Location: Claremore, OK
klutz02 - 2013-11-13 3:03 PM

I didn't think it had to be from the feed. He really wasn't getting that much grain. Just here and there. He is a big weanling though. He had an equilix tub in his corral that he has been munching on. Where can I get the rejuvinaide at? I've never heard of it.

Just google Progressive Nutrition. You can buy it direct from them online. It comes in a pellet form and a molasses base liquid.
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
klutz02
Reg. Aug 2010
Posted 2013-11-13 3:17 PM (#6865546 - in reply to #6865418)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis



Extreme Veteran


Posts: 304
100100100
Location: SW North Dakota
Which would be the better choice? He is fine eating grain so that wouldn't be a problem. What would be a good grain to put him on? My vet said no grain so I don't know what to feed it with.

Edited by klutz02 2013-11-13 3:19 PM
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
julfinicc
Reg. Feb 2014
Posted 2014-02-14 7:46 PM (#6937376 - in reply to #6865418)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis


boon


Posts: 3
0
A man walks into a bar one day and asks, "Does anyone here own that Rottweiler outside?""Yeah, I do!" a biker says, standing up. "What about it?""Well, I think my chihuahua just killed him...""What are you talking about?!" the biker says, disbelievingly. "How could your little runt kill my Rottweiler?""Well, it seems he got stuck in your dog's throat!"




------------------------------------------------------------------------------
07 runescape gold
buy fifa 14 ultimate team coins
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
cutnrunqhmt
Reg. Oct 2010
Posted 2014-02-14 11:07 PM (#6937457 - in reply to #6865418)
Subject: RE: Epiphysitis



Expert


Posts: 2250
20001001002525
Get him on a good balanced diet, I have had good luck with a feed that is high in copper and also high doses of MSM. I had a filly who was very bad she came out just fine and stayed sound .
share Top of the page Bottom of the page
Jump to page : 1
Now viewing page 1 [20 messages per page]
Jump to forum :
Search this forum
Printer friendly version
E-mail a link to this thread
Message format
 

'
Registered to: Barrel Horse World
(Delete all cookies set by this site)
Running MegaBBS ASP Forum Software
© 2002-2019 PD9 Software