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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition

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Ask the Nutritionist: Dr. Getty's Forum for Equine Nutrition
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Right back leg raised up

Dear Dr. Getty,
I have a four year old mare whose right back leg is raised up. What can I do for this problem?
Thank You Debbie Catalano

Where are you from? Long Lane Missouri

How did you locate this forum? Through another website

Re: Right back leg raised up

Hello Debbie,

Are you referring to a suspensory ligament injury? If so, you will want to talk to your vet about the treatments that are available.

In addition to medical care, there are ways to boost the healing process by adding therapeutic dosages of Vitamin E and Vitamin B6. I would recommend that you offer 4000 IU of vitamin E each day (without selenium), and 300 mg of B6 each day.

All the best,

Dr. Getty

Re: Right back leg raised up

could be nerve problem stemming from retained caps
at this age the horses dentition is changing dramatically and if decidious teeth are not shed appropriatly they can cause pressure on nerves a classic example is lameness.

Where are you from? uk

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