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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Proof that I do NOT OCD about everything

Is it the season for hind limb lameness?  A couple of days ago Behind the Bit had a very useful post on the 3 main medicines used in hock injections (and gave me a cheat sheet that made me sound brilliant at the vet, and now she has another great post on hock versus stifle soreness here.
I must say this would have been very useful for during the armchair diagnosis that went on before my vet appointment.
Looking at the check list, Farley had most of the classical signs of hock pain.  She DID bunny hop into the canter once on the lunge, but not consistently and not other the vets opinion was IF there was pain in the stifle, it was probably compensation, or it was because she was/is an awful canter-er
I've never noticed all the posting that went on about this issue....but then I tend to be a bit oblivious to issues that don't concern me.
Here's a list of topics that I think people probably post on fairly often that are totally off my radar screen because I have no experience and/or not currently dealing with the issue.  Just goes to show I'm not OCD about EVERYTHING (or another way of looking at the list - see everything I COULD be OCDing about that I'm not?  I'm such a good girl):
  • Cribbing
  • Ulcers
  • Hoof absesses
  • Blindness
  • Laminitis/founder (although I do OCD about sugar in her diet.....)
  • Tying up (only know enough about it to try and prevent it from happening to my horse!)
  • Headshaking Syndrome (rode a horse with it once...that's the extent that I know)
  • Cushings
  • Heaves/Allergies
  • Ring bone
Until 2 weeks ago, arthritic hocks would have been on this list....


  1. hahaha...well at least I am not alone in not having posts about any of those things!

  2. Yup, that stuff is pretty much off my radar also...but then again, thumps wasn't on my list of stuff to think about until I actually saw a case at Home on the Range this year. I'd never seen it before, and the rider is a friend, so I asked and he showed me what it looks/feels like: a gigantic heartbeat behind the ribcage. Weird!

    Now I know, so I don't have to worry about it anymore...right?


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