Back to Pedigree Query
It is currently Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:34 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Knee chips??
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:37 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 276
Location: why-oming
Do any of you have any experience with "knee chips"? The trainer of one our fillies, a four yr old TB, called to say she has "shadows" in her x-rays, and that the vet pronounced her as absolutely through racing. Gave her only a fair prognosis as a future light riding horse... I have not yet had a chance to speak with the vet.
I'm waiting for that to make any decisions regarding her future...and I am a little irritated -- ok a LOT pissed off -- because, as it turns out, he knew there was something wrong with her and did nothing, despite my repeated suggestions of laying her up and going from there.... this is why you should never do business with family...

suggestions anyone?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:40 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:35 am
Posts: 264
Location: West Point, OH
If you can be there, get a second opinion with a new set of x-rays.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:41 pm 
Offline
Breeder's Cup Contender

Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:18 am
Posts: 1944
Location: Louisiana
You can either sell her or breed her.

Depends on where the chips are at will depend if she might need surgery.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:49 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 276
Location: why-oming
I don't think she's exactly marketable as a broodmare...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 7:55 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner
User avatar

Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 11:35 am
Posts: 264
Location: West Point, OH
That's why I would have another vet check her out. Any chance "shadows" could be movement?

We once claimed a horse who'd had a previous chip removal surgery in his knee. We didn't find out about it until after we claimed him. Luckily he had a ton of heart. 6-8 weeks inbetween races and he would win, easily.....but he needed that time and you could not pound on him. Someone claimed him from us and ran him twice, lost of time between races, but I've not seen him entered in many months.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 8:29 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 276
Location: why-oming
After much suol searching and bitching and moaning, we have decided to "sell" her rather than bring her all the way up here.
Her name is Newton's Princess, and she's at Sunland Park... I'll be posting the particulars on the selling portion of this forum.
Basically,n if you can offer her a good home and you don't sound French her price will be more than reasonable.
She's a sweet, sweet pretty mare....and I hate myself for not bringing her home, but I don't have room for another, and I really don't have the time to rehab her... so... in my next life I might come back as an Indonesian cockroach.

Zialand, you're in NM aren't you?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:10 pm 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:29 pm
Posts: 616
Location: Oregon
Hope my wife does'nt read this thread I have chips in both my knees.
She mite try to sell me :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Jan 25, 2005 10:13 pm 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 276
Location: why-oming
I never thought about that.

How much do you think I could get for my husband? Well trained 1976 model, no cartilage in either knee and a stainless steel plate holding his collar bone together. From hardy Montana bloodlines.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 1:21 am 
Offline
Starters Handicap

Joined: Sun Oct 31, 2004 11:29 pm
Posts: 616
Location: Oregon
wow thought I was alittle wore out. :shock:


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 3:55 am 
Offline
Moderator
User avatar

Joined: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:53 pm
Posts: 9511
Location: Louisville, KY
Gosh, my husband is a '52 model in better shape than that!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 8:32 am 
Offline
Allowance Winner

Joined: Wed Oct 13, 2004 6:30 pm
Posts: 276
Location: why-oming
Fire department will wear 'em out pretty quick. And I'm not sure his knees were closed when they trained him. They start pretty young, you know.
Maybe I could use him as a trade in? I don't WANT to send him to the auction, but he eats a lot.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jan 26, 2005 9:51 am 
Offline
Breeder's Cup Contender

Joined: Thu Sep 16, 2004 1:07 pm
Posts: 1789
Location: New Mexico
Surprisewind, yup I'm in central NM, but Sunland isn't that far away. In fact, my husband is active duty military and he's in El Paso (Sunland Park is in New Mexico, but it's a suburb of El Paso, TX).

Laurie

_________________
So many pedigrees...so little time. (C)


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 12 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group