XTRAWLD Posted February 19, 2016 Share Posted February 19, 2016 (edited) Experience? Ryder had x-rays today while going under for a dental. I wanted to rule out anything major (specifically bone wise) before beginning a course of treatment for his intermittent lameness. Left side shoulder - she has not noticed any bone issues, however, what the x-rays shows is something called Bicepetal Tenosynovitis = inflammed muscles. This corroborates the feeling that chiro really helps him, and that it's more of a muscular issue and not bone. To that end, she recommends an inflammatory to help him, however she suggested to start with an injection of Cartrophen and see how he responds. From what I read it's a spaced out treatment of 4 subcutaneous injections generally performed annually. I shall ask for further confirmation and pricing. I also suggested perhaps using a muscle relaxant as I explored the potential use of Robaxin a couple years ago, which she has admitted she has used, but isn't sure how well he would respond to it. The only other options would be NSAIDs, Metacamm, Deramaxx, etc. I suggested to let it sit with me to mull over for a few days, which is my cue to ask the wise on GT! I think he would benefit from some relief, but I feel Cartrophen (after reading about it) and Metacamm are too "strong" to use? I'm not sure how to proceed. Anyone have experience treating this? Is it common/normal in greys? He's limped all his life! Edited to add - she did say she could send them to a radiologist to confirm. At this point I refused, since I think based on what I know and I agree and am satisfied with her diagnosis, there isn't really much reason to send them along for a second opinion. What do you guys think? I have the greyhound savvy vet up the street that would review them for a second opinion (not a radiologist). I'm not sure there is a reason to send them to Couto. Edited February 19, 2016 by XTRAWLD Quote Proudly owned by:10 year old "Ryder" CR Redman Gotcha May 201012.5 year old Angel "Kasey" Goodbye Kasey Gotcha July 2005-Aug 1, 2015 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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