Here we go again, adding a new illness to our list. It is getting quite extensive. We were supposed to go training yesterday and I was so looking forward to it. Hälge has been such a good boy the last week. I brought him in from the pasture and all was normal. Started to groom and when I reached his hind, I noticed he was extremely tense, tucking his tail between his legs. Seconds later his muscles started contracting and he was yawning. I first called my trainer and then the clinic. We were all in agreement. A case of tying-up. So instead of transporting Hälge to training, a vet was called out. The spasms and yawnings stopped when I put a rug on Hälge and he walked without difficulty. He spent the rest of the day in his box (not happy about that but keeps calm) and he will stay there today too. His hind is still stiff, but not contracted so I hope for a quick recovery. I do think I know why this happened. The weather here was awful Tuesday with cold, heavy rain and winds. Hälge had two turn-outs on, but yet his hind got wet and cold. Apparently there have been many horses in the area presenting with tying-up yesterday. A new experience for me and now I will have to learn how to manage that too, in addition to KS, gastric ulcer and tooth issues.
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