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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2014-09-21 2:34 PM
Subject: RE: epm


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I just got him injected and no better, the farrier just did him said he cant put all his weight on right hind leg and that is one he is nero on. He trots forward fine, i think that is what is throwing people off. But he does where his back toes off some. Also, he did not uncross his from feet very quickly. All the stuff i read it seems like on epm that is effects the right hind foot. Imhave done nothing but read stuff on epm... I also read that the test are unreliable. Both ways.
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wyoming barrel racer
Reg. Apr 2006
Posted 2014-09-21 3:16 PM
Subject: RE: epm


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daisycake123 - 2014-09-21 1:34 PM I just got him injected and no better, the farrier just did him said he cant put all his weight on right hind leg and that is one he is nero on. He trots forward fine, i think that is what is throwing people off. But he does where his back toes off some. Also, he did not uncross his from feet very quickly. All the stuff i read it seems like on epm that is effects the right hind foot. Imhave done nothing but read stuff on epm... I also read that the test are unreliable. Both ways.

If I were you, I would just treat for EPM. That was my plan with my show horse. Some on here have followed his issues. The most noticable was he was dragging hind legs and seemed lethargic in his hind end. I had a vet totally check him out and all we found was a stretched ligament (I think suspensory) in his left front that made him off in his right hind. The over compensating thing made him practically fall apart.

I did the EPM blood test and it came back that he had so very few signs of it and had so much improvement from the corral rest and Magnathing on his leg that I opted not to treat. Mine also seemed slow about uncrossing his hind feet and I could tug him around by his tail showing hind end weekness. This all improved as his front foot got better. He could back up a hill and retain his balance doing things with his head up, he could also walk down a slope or along one and not be off balance. Bottom line is, for my horse, he didn't seem to show enough symptoms to treat. But I would have in a minute and still will regardless of what the tests say if he had symptoms continue. The vets say there really aren't any one set of symptoms. It can vary from each horse. Good luck I hope you get it figured out.
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daisycake123
Reg. Dec 2006
Posted 2014-09-21 6:06 PM
Subject: RE: epm


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Got a copy of but not talked to vet yet. After i talk to vet i will call a couple of other places, vets. I still believe he has it. When he went to step on my trailer at the vets his right rear gave out and he almost fell on me he did everything he could not to hurt me, he just had no control, he also had a hard time backing off and stepping down. I have had this horse for 9 years.
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2021-07-28 11:21 AM
Subject: RE: epm



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