Care & Grooming Tips (8
of 15) - Shoulder Lameness
Dear Dr. Pankau,
My horse pulled something in his shoulder area and I wanted to know
what would be good for me to put on it even though there is no swelling.
Shoulder lameness looks almost identical to hoof lameness visually.
If I do not see any swelling, I examine the foot thoroughly for
any problems. Once the foot problem is corrected, you will see the
"shoulder lameness" disappear. However, if it truly is
a shoulder lameness (have your vet check this out) then I might
try the following.
1. Complete rest or confinement for 30 days
2. Anti-inflammatory orally for 10 days (Butazolidin)
3. Have a chiropractor look at him and possibly adjust him
4. Do some stretching exercises on his shoulder and neck (use a