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Hi I have a lurcher with a lot of greyhound in him he is 9 months at the moment.

About 10 weeks ago he ran after a bird on a rough field and pulled up in pain. He was x rayed and was clear but seemed to have a tendon injury on his rear hock. Was bandaged for 2 weeks and house bound for about 6 then slowly walked few yards and built up.

The limp disappeared but he still showed signs on lifting it slightly when stood still in the house but was progressing.

He is all ways walked on a lead until I am happy he is recovered but still bounded about on the lead with no after affects. This week though he jumped up on a bank unexpectedly and down again and his limp has come back again so we are starting over with minimum exercise and lots of rest again.

Any tips on recovery that may help and time frames ? seems like I am looking months before he will ever get off lead at this rate

 

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Tendons can take ages to heal. One of mine had a partially ruptured tendon behind his wrist and a very experienced greyhound vet advised me to lead walk him for six months + give a daily gentle massage of the area. I did this and the tendon did heal up fine with no further problems. Not easy with a pup though!

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Tendons can take ages to heal. One of mine had a partially ruptured tendon behind his wrist and a very experienced greyhound vet advised me to lead walk him for six months + give a daily gentle massage of the area. I did this and the tendon did heal up fine with no further problems. Not easy with a pup though!

 

 

thats reassuring any way but yea his dieing to go mad at every opportunity. Leg is quite bad today took for short walk and literally had to hold him on the floor by his collar to stop him dancing about. But as long as there is light at the end of the tunnel. Frustrating he was doing good no limp then one daft move and back to square one just blown two months of healing out the water

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My Mazy recently had a similar injury. Xrays did not show a fracture but I did not like the quality of them due to the positioning (I'm a human xray tech). I contacted Dr Couto for a review of Mazy's case. Dr Couto shared the images with Dr Dyce at Ohio State who said:

 

There is soft tissue swelling dorsal to the proximal right tarsus. The resolution of the images as received makes interpretation of any subtle orthopedic abnormalities difficult. Soft tissue swelling in this region would be typical for avulsion of the insertion of the cranial tibial muscle.

 

Mazy was treated with Rimadyl for one week, a few Tramadol in the beginning for pain, and limited outside time/area. She still wanted to run, even before the swelling of her hock went down.

 

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yes he has no swelling or visible signs. Yesterday he looked like it was cramping him a bit as he held it straight out to the back and seemed in extra pain for a few seconds after he tried to push against the wife


I did buy a bottle of Zheng Gu seen it mentioned for these types of injury but I suspect its just time is the only thing that will help :(

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On the two occasions I've dealt with tendon injuries there has been a little swelling or nobbliness around the tendon. Not a huge amount but I could definitely feel it. You could always get a second opinion from a greyhound vet if you have one within travelling distance. On three occasions now (including the one I mentioned above) I've had injuries diagnosed by a greyhound vet that my regular vet hadn't been able to diagnose. The other thing that occurs to me is that maybe it would help to put a support bandage on when you take him for walks, just to provide a little support if he does leap around. I can see how it would be difficult to get a lively youngster to walk sedately so you have my sympathy!

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Please recheck with your vet.

 

 

Yes I have today she still thinks tendon and just keep on a short lead and time. She checked his cruciate and Patella and said they seem fine

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Does any one know of any grey hound specialist vets in west wales please ?

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Good greyhound vets are few and far between and I think people often have to travel long distances to see them - I've always had to travel 2-3 hours each way myself but it was always worth it. The closest one I know of to your area is this one: http://www.gilmoorvets.com/staff.html. The practice principal there, Frances Allen, is a track vet and greyhound owner according to her write up on the staff page of their website. I can't recommend them personally, though, as I've never consulted them. Other than that, you could contact your nearest branch of the RGT to see if they can recommend someone, or even contact the RGT Head Office to see if they can help.

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