Q. My cob mare became very agitated the last time the farrier tried
to shoe her.He managed to get the front shoes on OK, but couldn't
do her back shoes.
way out of character, so the farrier suggested she might have hurt
her back. My vet thinks she may have damaged her sacroiliac joint,
or injured the muscles and ligaments around the joint.
has been around for some time now, and I'm worried that she may
never fully recover, as she hates box rest.
problems as you are experiencing can certainly drag on for a long
time. I think the main problem is likely to be that the scar tissue
in the area of the sacroiliac joint that will not heal up.
It is very
difficult to improve the circulation to such areas, and I think
going down the herbal supplement route is a good idea and could
such as ginger, cayenne, frankinsense and prickly ash bark are very effective and
I've used them on myself, to very good effect, for repetitive strain
injury. I would use these types of herbs, along with MSM. a good
mineral supplement and an antioxidant formula. I think you would
be surprised with the results. Good luck!
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