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Lame Griffon

Postby Birddogs » Wed Feb 13, 2013 7:48 pm

Griphen Le Griffon came up lame this hunting season....front left leg ...

spent a lot at the vet , no answer lot of possibles.. Doesnt bug him all the time

sometimes when he is laying down for awhile he will hobble for a few seconds .

yOU CAN RUB THE SHOULDER AND WILL MAKE IT BETTER SOMTIMES .....NO SENSITIVE SPOTS

SORRY CAp lock...i KNOW A FELLOW UP HERE WITH A 7 YR PUDLE POINTER SAME DEAL.

Griphen is six...Thnx BD
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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby Doc E » Wed Feb 13, 2013 9:20 pm

See an Orthopedic specialist --- a Vet college would be the best choice.


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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby orhunter » Thu Feb 14, 2013 12:17 am

There are such things as orthopedic beds. I can't say that they actually serve a purpose.

Is there any joint swelling?

Does the dog react to hand manipulation?
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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby Dr Tim » Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:19 am

The guy in the sky gave us two front legs to compare. Nice easy thing to start with is the extension/flexion of each leg should be the same. Try taking the front leg forward and see if it is equal to the extension of the good leg. So many of the types of injuries you describe stem from triceps injuries. Stand above the dog when you do this. Flexion should be similar to evaluate. Wrist injuries always show a lack of range on motion backwards. Again, you can compare to good leg. Watch this all you sporting guys as it may really help you;

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yihpOUnJ9ww
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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby Birddogs » Thu Feb 14, 2013 1:47 pm

There is no swelling in the joints.....his range of motion is good though I will do the exam the
guy in the video does....he is not sencitive when you flex him or squeeze during lameness.

Now because of time constraints I did not prepare him for the season
as I usually do.. So he and I went pretty hard the day I first noticed this lameness.
but I have rested him pretty well since then .

typical scenario , hes gimping around the house so you pick up the leash hes good to go...

Now this would be a Canadian joke but my wife points out , that he is second generation French

as I am so it may be Psycho sematic....Mystery

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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby marysburg » Thu Feb 14, 2013 3:39 pm

You could try the Western Veterinary Specialist & Emergency Care Clinic in Calgary. westernvet.ca I think you need a referral, but their website is very good.
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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby lanco » Fri Feb 15, 2013 12:53 am

There are specialist veterinary surgeons with additional training and experience who may be of assistance. I'm guessing that they may not be readily available in your local. Another way to investigate the problem further is to have your veterinarian send all the x- rays available to a veterinary radiologist for review ( assuming they have not done so already). The radiologist will occasionally pick up some subtle problems that we GP vets miss. Best of luvk
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Re: Lame Griffon

Postby becassier » Mon Feb 18, 2013 4:58 pm

This may be a stupid answer but did you check his toes? Mine came up lame did all the flex test at home found nothing, called the vet told me to ice it and bring him in the next day. He had a broken toe - man did I feel stupid I swore it was in his shoulder.. Worth a try..
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