Re: [RC] To Wrap or Not??? - Colleen Egleston
All the racehorse guys wrap anything to do with a suspensory. I've seen
them put on a leg tightener and then Saran wrap and then a track bandage,
they often do this anyway to tighten the leg.
You might get a second opinion. I had a friend who blew both her mare's
suspensories in heavy sand, there was hardly any swelling, but she seemed
owie. My friend called out the vet, young and fresh from school, who said
it was just arthritis, bute her and ride her, as this was my friend's only
mount she did just that.
A few months later she had another vet look at her, things weren't getting
better. The vet x-rayed and ultrasounded and then gave her the bad news,
the mare was done, would never be able to carry a rider or a foal. My
friend kept her as a backyard pet for a few years and just recently put her
down, the mare was in alot of pain.
I always look for a second opinion now.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Sunday, August 04, 2002 5:16 PM
Subject: [RC] To Wrap or Not???
> Well, after a grueling disappointing ride in my own backyard, trekking
> grueling sand for 5 hours and never finding the finish line, my own true
> has his first leg injury The ultrasound shows minor areas of
> areas with some fluid retention the medial aspect of the descending
> of the suspensory is more involved. No lameness, no pain of palpation so
> says rest (Until Outlaw trail) and not to wrap it. Being an old track
> I feel compelled to wrap it for support. Any suggestions Donna and BOB
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