we are looking at a warmblood mare who suffered a fracture of the wing of her illium as a yearling. owner's say she is thoroughly healed, she is now 8 yrs old. not riding sound, they say. we would like to use her as a broodmare, but are concerned about the effects this old injury may have to her safety and comfort both for carrying and delivering a foal. can you elaborate on this for us? radiographs are avail, but we have not seen them as yet. thanks!
Laurie Posted From: 18.104.22.168
Posted on Monday, February 28, 2005 - 06:35 pm:
I'm not sure where the illium is located but I had a mare fracture her pelvis and the only effect she had was that the foals ended up being 'shot out' a bit high and she tore quite a bit. She had prev. had 3 foals with no problems and then whe was bred about 2 years after she had healed, that's when the foals started coming out higher. I had to make sure I was there at birth so that I could direct the foals legs a bit lower.
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