Posted on Wednesday, November 27, 2002 - 01:24 pm:
I'm hoping someone may have dealt with this before. My Arabian mare is pregnant with her second foal. When she was newly pregnant with her first foal I rode her until she was about 5 months pregnant then stopped since I was also pregnant. Between having a baby and the mare foaling, being rebred, weaning the other foal, I have not rode her for about a year. I have noticed that she seems stiff in her hind end for awhile now but was not overly concerned since she tends to be lazy with her legs when out to pasture (always looks like she is going for a Sunday stroll ) Anyway, I decided to ride her just to walk around the field and when I got on, her hind legs started shaking and trembling. After a few seconds it stopped and I walked her around. She felt normal but was very jazzed up so it's hard to tell if she was moving normal or not. She still seems to be stiff in her hind end and I was wondering if anyone has seen this in brood mares or not. I was thinking maybe it was normal since she is pregnant and so out of shape but then one of my friends said it could be EPM. Now of course I'm worried about EPM and will probably call my vet but thought I would put the question out there.
Posted on Tuesday, December 03, 2002 - 07:54 pm:
It's me again! I've gotten some advice from friends that think it may be arthritis. My mare is 12 years old and does have a history of hock problems. Can anyone recommend a good joint supplement that is safe in pregnant mares? I also need something that does not have any vitamins or minerals in it since I already feed a supplement. I know about glucosamine but do you also need chondroitin?
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