Originally Posted by Babyrowz
My horse went lame last week, his fetlock joint was swollen (wingles) and had heat in it. He has been on strict box rest for a week, and had his legd ice tighted and bandaged at night.
I trotted him up today and he seems sound, but the swelling and the heat is still there. He has had his legd cold hosed twice a day
Has anyone got any advice or anything I can do?
Strict box rest will encourage, rather than diminish, the problem. I would let him go on natural ground and continue with the ice tight and cold hosing at least twice a day. If he's loose you may not want to wrap over the ice-tight. Just wrap when in the stall. BTW, how's his other leg now? Esp. On stall rest you may find that even with wrapping both back legs his other one will start to stock up. I wouldn't trot him until you know better what his situation is. Do you have him on bute?