I have a new to me 5 year old that I recently imported, only had him for a month. He’s been wonderful but he has some odd behavior and I’m not sure if it’s a personality quirk or there’s something else going on. He vetted clean, multiple videos and x-rays later I bought and imported him with the help of a broker. It was clear to me that he stood after I purchased him, he lost some muscling and weight. Kind of expected so no big deal.
His first few nights in his new home I get a report from the manager about him bucking up and biting at his back leg. I think maybe it’s a play thing, he’s only 5 after all. He has a silly and sweet personality and a little bit of mischief making. Fast forward to a turnout where he gets to run and buck and be silly and after he runs and/or bucks he will reach around to both stifles like he has some crazy itch he can’t get. He’s completely sound. I’ve checked him over for ticks or insects and scratched the area. He doesn’t try to do it if he’s on the lunge and gets silly, only when he’s loose. He doesn’t persist longer than 10 or so seconds a side and will then run off again or walk off fine.
Has anyone had any experience with something similar? I don’t think he’s neurologic as he has no other symptoms and vets have said he’s not. He’s seen a chiropractor who adjusted him and said he had a really tight psoas on his lift hind but that was about a week ago and it should be resolved. I’ve inquired with the broker I used and she’s consulting with other vets based off the video I took. It’s just so strange that he will turn around and bite at both stifles. I don’t know if something happened during transport but I doubt it, he’s a very calm, collected, and sweet 5 year old. Thoughts?