My TB has been battling his second bout of cellulitis. His first occurance happened last summer and after two weeks of antibiotics he was completely fine. We are now two weeks and a day into this second occurance and although his fever is gone and he seems to be in no pain, his leg is still swollen up a little past his hock. He's been on two sets of different antibiotics and we had his leg in a poultice the first four days. I've attached a picture. You can see that he has lost a lot of the hair on his leg and the skin is somewhat raw. I am having a new vet come out to see him again tomorrow. It never hurts to get a second opinion.
I also had a friend at the stable mention Back on Track no bow wraps. She has had luck with them on her horse and a friend's horse that had cellulitis. I am curious if anyone out there has used these? Apparently they help increase circulation.
To complicate matters, the leg with the cellulitis also has ringbone in the ankle joint. So his leg is always a little swollen here, although the ringbone has been managed fine with exercise and GrandFlex supplements.
My TB, Teddy, eats very well, lots of hay and Purina Strategy 3x a day, along with grass about 2 hrs per day.
I would love to hear from anyone who has dealt with this in their horse and what worked and what didn't. I've read lots so far. This is a difficult issue - even when humans get it!