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Old 10-27-2010, 06:47 PM   #1
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Broken side bone

Ok just got back from the vet check for Jay...here is what she said. Sometime ago (before I got her) she suffered a deep flexor tendon injury. This threw her balance off so she was compensating causing the formation of a side bone and causing an underrun heel. Side bones are not rare and many horses have them and they can cause periodic lameness.

Well it seems that sometime this past while she broke this side bone. She has always had small bouts of lameness that have never been exactly diagnosed. She will need to continue with the new farrier who, according to the vet, seems to be doing a good job with the heel issue. I will be ordering "Soft rider" boots that she will wear for the winter then she will be fitted with corrective shoes. With any luck she will be sound enough to have light riding by the summer.

I just hope she will not be in pain anymore.
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Old 10-27-2010, 07:25 PM   #2
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Aw, I hope it turns out okay. You're a good owner for going to the effort and expense of checking this out properly.
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Aw, I hope it turns out okay. You're a good owner for going to the effort and expense of checking this out properly.
Ditto.

I have no experience with this, but it sounds like a good plan.
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Old 10-27-2010, 08:10 PM   #4
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I just wish I had doneit sooner. And it seems that many horses have sidebones that have never been diagnosed.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:17 PM   #5
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I have a horse that boards here for the winter with sidebone, and he competes in Prelim eventing, so sidebone itself is definately not the end of the world. Hopefully once the break heals, it is even stronger than it was before and she will be comfortable and sound for the long run.
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Old 10-28-2010, 12:23 PM   #6
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Hopefully she will be sound by the summer. The real trouble is the tendon injury caused her get off balance causing her heel to become underslung. That is what is going to take the time to fix.

Well winter is a good time to get things fixed since there will be no riding and she can just relax for a few months.
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