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Limber tail in dogs – Pet tip 140

Limber Tail Syndrome (AKA cold tail, dead tail, broken wag) is quite common among some breeds of hunting dogs, such as Labradors, Golden Retrievers, Pointers, Setters, and Beagles. It is a condition in which the tail becomes limp and sometimes painful after exertion, particularly during inclement weather, swimming, or in an under-conditioned dog. It is a condition well-known to hunting dog owners and trainers, but not commonly seen by veterinarians. The syndrome is characterized by the swelling of the muscles at the base of the tail (the wagging muscles, which are also used heavily during swimming when the tail may serve as a rudder). These muscles are bound to the tail by a tight ring of connective tissue. As the muscles swell and expand, the connective tissue begins to serve as a tourniquet – cutting off normal blood flow.

When increased pressure within a confined space results in reduced blood flow, it is known as a ‘compartment syndrome’.

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Patrick is my best friend. I have had him for three and a half years, and I love him more and more each day. He is nineteen, and a very sweet gelding. He can be a bit protective, he doesn't like when I pet other horses in the fields. I love this horse more than anything, and he has taught me, and inspired me, and I can't thank him enough. Some of our favorite things to do are jumping, riding in the fields, or just hanging out. He is a very good boy, and I always look forward to seeing him.

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