View Full Version : large foal over in the knees

julie (Guest)
13-10-02, 10:29 AM
I have a filly foal that is over in the knees how long should it take to straighten and will it straighten.

EA (Guest)
14-10-02, 07:08 AM
This is common, it usually takes about 4 to 6 weeks. You need to retrict their movement during this time, preferably in a small paddock. Keep an eye on it and if at 4 weeks get a vet to make an assesment, as if you wait much longer and it does not straighten on its own then you need to have it done surgically, but this needs to be done early.

Jodie (Guest)
15-10-02, 05:54 AM
It depends on what is causing it, and how old she is. If she is a newborn, then she may have bones that have grown ahead of the tendons a bit, and a few days to a week of controlled exercise should help. Some very tall newborns just take a few days to straighten out and strengthen enough to stand straight. If she is older it may be a pain reaction, and might be worth getting the vet to look at it. Again, if this is the case restrict her exercise to keep the pressure off the knees, don't let her hoon around.

moose (Guest)
16-10-02, 07:18 AM
I had a filly born (large) that was quite over at the knees....well the tendons were a touch contracted (windswept as well), with confinement- 3 weeks, and some vet therepy (drug & hoof trims) she came good. Now at 3yo you wouldnt know the legs were like they were.