Monday, August 25, 2008

DE Article written for Andalusian Owners

Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis (DSLD) Can Affect Andalusians

IALHA member Peggy Meeker had never heard of Degenerative Suspensory Ligament Desmitis (DSLD) before she bought her Andalusian gelding RBF Banador 13 years ago. Since that time, though, she has become all too familiar with the disease. She decided to share her story in hope that it might be of help to others who find themselves facing similar situations.
Later, when the stumbling continued, Peggy decided to investigate further. She noted that the left hind pastern looked very different from the right hind pastern. Because DSLD is a degenerative condition, this ‘looking different’ became increasingly noticeable over time. Peggy’s vet eventually diagnosed Banador with DSLD after sonograms and x-rays.

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