26900 75th Street, Salem, WI 53168 26900 75th Street, Salem, WI 53168
262-859-2560
filtering by tag "Lameness"

Lameness

3/25/2016

Lameness is a word used to describe a limping horse. Keep in mind that most lameness problems do not need to be seen on an emergency basis. Limping can be mild to the point that it is barely detectable to severe and/or non-weight bearing. Horses that have a severe lameness should receive immediate veterinary attention. A few examples of serious lameness problems that should be seen immediately include the following:

•Laminitis

•Foot abscess

•Deep wound over a joint or tendon

•Broken bone

A few notes about laminitis:

•There are many causes of laminitis including but not limited to hormone imbalances, over-eating, colitis, diarrhea and retained placenta.

•These horses can be “limping lame” or can be “unwilling to move”. In both of cases, the horse should be seen.

If you are unsure if you horse needs immediate veterinary attention, you may consult with the emergency veterinarian to help you decide on when to have the horse seen. While waiting for the return phone call from the vet, keep your horse quiet and after direction from your veterinarian, you may be able to move him or her to a stall or you might need to keep the horse where you found him/her until the vet arrives.

read more...

Common Health Topics

filtering by tag "Lameness"
Pet Safety for this Fourth of July
Make the Most of this Summer with Our Summer Safety Tips
Prevention and Treatment of Heartworm Disease in Dogs and Cats
Pet Poison Prevention: Are You Ready for Spring?
Top 5 Ways to Give Your Dog Their Best Life! (*HINT: Pay Special Attention to #5!)
A New Year Equals New Opportunities to Be a Great Pet Owner!
Rethinking Pets for Presents
Safe Spooking
Fresh Into Fall
Only the Lonely
The Physical and Mental Health Benefits of Having Pets
The Top Summer Safety Issues for Dogs and Cats
Pet Safety In Warmer Temps
Guard Your Pet’s Heart: Why Prevention Just Makes Sense
In it Together - Devoted Resolutions
The Greatest Gifts
Silver Muzzles and Golden Years
Halloween Can Be a Scary Holiday for Pets
Preventive Care Helps Your Senior Pet Age Well
Kids Headed Back to School? Watch Your Pet for Signs of Separation Anxiety
July is Preventive Care Exam Awareness Month
Preventing and Treating Hot Spots on Your Dog or Cat
Safety Tips for a Fun Summer with Your Pet
April is Heartworm Awareness Month
It's Flea and Tick Season
It's National Pet Dental Health Month
Have You Registered for a MyVetStoreOnline Account Yet?
Give Your Pet a Safe Gift This Holiday Season
Knowing the Signs of Pet Cancer Could Save a Life
Come See Us When Your Pet is Well
Come See Us When Your Pet is Well
It's Happy Healthy Cat Month
An Immunized Pet is a Healthy Pet
Still Don't Have a Microchip for Your Pet?
Celebrate Responsible Animal Guardian Month
Down Horse
Neurologic Abnormalities
Respiratory Distress
Eye Emergencies
Lacerations
Foaling Difficulties
Fever
Lameness
Choke
Colic

Bristol Veterinary Services

26900 75th Street,
Salem, WI 53168
Phone:  262-859-2560  
Fax:  262-859-0459