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    Posted: 01 Jun 2010 at 4:13am
gday guys, a horse i part own has a chip to be removed from his knee. i was just wondering what the thoughts are on this type of operation and most importantly the ability to get back to the track in a positive way, he has a bit of ability so we want to persist. he will be moved to a trainer on the beach to assist his future racing life. thanks
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depends on the rest of the knee, if its solid you should be right but if its deteriorated it's more a 50/50.
 
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Might depend on if the chip floated around and did other damage. If it's not a genetic weakness, and the horse is given time to mature the chances are fair. As is often the case though, watch the other knee because the animal will compensate by putting more weight/pressure on the good one. Good management will be the key. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote v and m Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jun 2010 at 6:32pm

my hubby had a share in one with that problem it had ability too but they operated on him and removed the chip but then they didn't x-ray the knee 360 degrees and therefore missed a part that needed removing and so had to do it again then he was out for 8 months but he never got better. Later on found out that the mare that produced him produced others with the same problem, not only with chips but "honeycomb knees"

frankly think you need a very good vet for the job and even then there is very little chance of full recovery. I believe thats why Reset was retired so early
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i do know captain coltish had them in both knees and has since gone on to big things so there is hope
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Many yearlings are bought at sales with chips obvious on their knees.They are bought at a lesser price and have arthroscopies,put out for 4mnths and come into their careers without problems.No guarantee down the track it won't happen again[or with the other knee].But it is very common.Aftercare is important and as was metioned,depends on how much other damage the joint has sustained.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xolento Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jul 2010 at 3:45pm
pieman1...Iv'e had quite a few with bone chips & a couple who had more than one & still went on to win races....even one a stakes winner, so it's absolute bull that there is little chance of a full recovery .... in saying that & as already mentioned it does depend if there is "other" damage.

bone chips are very very common injury in horses
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yeh the surgery went well with no further damage to the joint which is great. he is group one placed so we want to persist. a couple of owners wanted out so i bought more as a bonus. could work out well
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Xolento Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 Jul 2010 at 4:43pm
Originally posted by piemad1 piemad1 wrote:

yeh the surgery went well with no further damage to the joint which is great. he is group one placed so we want to persist. a couple of owners wanted out so i bought more as a bonus. could work out well


good stuff, all the best with him then Clap
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What is considered the appropriate rest time after this opperation?
Owners think they're trainers,trainers think they're jockeys and jockeys don't think
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we were told three months but we are giving the horse 6 months
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what was the horse ??
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Fitoussi mate, have a look at his caulfield win if u get a chance,massive win
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Should be 2 weeks in stable ..walk in /walk out if horse is quiet.4 weeks in small individual grassyard,then 4 months in paddock.
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