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Quarter Horse with neck injury.
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Cathy W
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 Posted: Sat Dec 1st, 2007 10:44 pm
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My 11 year old gelding got his jaw caught in his blanket and has torn the ligament that attaches at the poll.  The vet has been out with the ultrasound, and that is her diagnosis.  He wants to keep his neck low and extended out in front of himself.  When he moves he tries to keep his head quite rigidly held, with neck low and extended straight in front of him.  I want to help him get better but am not sure what to do?  Can you help?  CathyW

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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 12:25 am
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Hello Cathy - I don't know what country you are in but try to find an animal physiotherapist as soon as possible who has experience in treating ligament injuries.  Wherever you are, look up the phone number of your national Physiotherapy Assoiation and ask them for contact details of Animal Physiotherapists in your area.  Meanwhile follow your vet's advice about anti-inflammatories and any recommended restriction of movement.

Good luck with this - Pauline

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 Posted: Sun Dec 2nd, 2007 12:39 am
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Thank you for your help. 


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