Q. I have a five year old TB mare who has raced for three seasons.
She has neverfallen or had injuries, just a couple of viral infections.
She is now retired and I intend to send her to stud next season
of months ago I noticed her rear ankles were swelling when she was
stabled overnight. Her near hind would then be stiff and would snap
quickly upwards for a half a doze strides before loosening off and
the swelling subsiding. She has now had her shoes removed and is
not doing any work. I would be grateful if you could shed some light
on this problem
problem you have with swelling around the ankles and transient lameness
is a common one.There is obviously a problem with circulation and
muscle function before she warms up.This may be related to previous
injuries while racing, but it is always difficult to guess about
I would suggest
that you try supplementing her diet with formulas designed to improve
digestive and liver function. Such mixes can help remove toxins
from the body and improve muscle and joint function. Probiotic supplements may
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