Thursday, May 10, 2012

DSLD: does this horse have it? - Yahoo! Answers

DSLD: does this horse have it? - Yahoo! Answers

Quite frankly, I'm not sure of the author's intent with this question on Yahoo Answers.  The statements in this post disparage not only the group's very knowledgeable and supportive horse-owning members, but also the farriers and vets who joined the group in order to learn and share their knowledge and experiences. 

To be honest, I don't frequent the Yahoo Group as often as I used to, so perhaps I missed something.  That said, I searched for the Yahoo Group Post referred to in the link above.  I did not find replies stating the horse has DSLD.  The only person who came close to suggesting the horse is affected was the original poster, a new group member who asked whether the horse displayed certain characteristics related to DSLD-ESPA. 

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

hot swollen hind leg DSLD? - Horsetopia Forum

hot swollen hind leg DSLD? Pictures added - Horsetopia Forum

Mare with injuries resulting in dropped fetlocks and swelling.  DSLD-ESPA leg symptoms are often preceded by injury.

Monday, June 20, 2011

how many of you have heard of DSLD/ESPA?

how many of you have heard of DSLD/ESPA? - Cyberhorse Virtual Forums:

Never heard of it before.
apparently these vets are working on a dna test for it to prevent more being born with it. and asking for more donations to speed up their research work.

ive certainly seen horses look like this but simply thought it was injury related not genetic."

Saturday, June 04, 2011

From the Peruvian Horse World Forum

My mare was recently diagnosed with DSLD - Peruvian Horse World:

I'm new here and actually joined on account of my mare being diagnosed with DSLD.
About four weeks ago I noticed my mare was favoring her back left foot and that her fetlock was swollen, so I called my vet out to have x-rays as well as an ultrasound. Turns out she broke a chip off of a bone in her back left foot and as a result she has developed moderate DSLD.After crying (I swear, I thought I was going to lose it because this horse is basically my baby and simply a trail horse. ...