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Registered: Jul 2003
Location: East central Illinois.
Had a big male Redbone tear his ACL in a hind leg. I didn't know until years later what was wrong exactly. Back when it happened, had just layed him up for a few days. It improved fairly fast, but after a hard night hunting and riding home in the box he'd be carrying it from the truck to his dog house, next day he'd be pretty much normal. Over time maybe 6 months it seemed to finally heal up. A few years later during a vet examination, the vet told me he'd had a torn ACL at some point.
Knowing what I know now, jumping on and off the tailgate would have been avoided, it seems that would cause a flare up more than anything. Probably depends on how bad the tear is though.
My vet said if surgery was performed, no guarantee it would hold.
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