Question by  lynnsbears (21)

What is the best treatment for an injured suspensary ligament?

While trotting with my horse he developed a limp, it seems that he has strained his suspensary ligament and would like to know what my options are.


Answer by  mammakat (11147)

Rest, cold therapy, bandaging and systematic anti-inflammatories are the protocol, but this is NOT the place for this question or diagnosis. This needs a vet ABSOLUTELY.


Answer by  Darlene (194)

The best is rest. Don't ride the horse you will have to dress the ligament daily with a wrap and medicaine that will help it heal. keep the horse is a stall to where he can't go out and run and reinjure the ligament. Daily rest is a must just walk the horse around daily to get stronger.


Answer by  mike49 (373)

There is a support wrap that may help alleviate the strain. Also there are supplements for various health concerns. I would try the breathe eze supplement. Some stall rest is good, but do not over do it. Let your horse tell you when he needs more exercise.


Answer by  cindylee (135)

Avoid using the leg for a long time. Wrap with elastic leg bandages, and monitor circulation so the wrap is not overly tight. The horse should well be stalled during this time and avoid using excessive weight until healing completes.

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