Our expert says:
If the lameness is persistent, and the cause was not clearly defined, you now have several options. Firstly, if the vet is not sure, request referral to a specialist surgeon who can investigate further. Alternatively, you can seek alternative methods of treatment especially with acupuncture and swimming/Hydro therapy or physiotherapy, as you mentioned. Please repost your message and tell me in which part of the country you are, for possible referral to people that may be able to assist you. Alternatively, please phone the South African veterinary Council in Pretoria (tel 0123242392) or the South African Veterinary Association in Pretoria (tel 0123461150) for names of veterinarians that render this type of service in your area.
Dr Malan van Zyl
Veterinary Specialist Physician
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