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post #1 of 5 Old 03-19-2008, 04:00 PM Thread Starter
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CAN ANYNE HELP ME?

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?
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post #2 of 5 Old 03-19-2008, 04:05 PM
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Are you sure that he is not stocked up for lack of movement? This will cause swelling and on the rare occasion hear...
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post #3 of 5 Old 03-19-2008, 04:09 PM Thread Starter
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no because last week he has swelling and it is still there, because i have put ice tight on his legs every night, and his wingles should of gone down after a couple of days and it hasnt!
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post #4 of 5 Old 03-19-2008, 04:44 PM
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Re: CAN ANYNE HELP ME?

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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?
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post #5 of 5 Old 03-21-2008, 10:55 AM
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You should put him on an anti-inflamatory drug such as bute. Also lots of hand walking to bring the swelling down and get blood flowing to his foot. Something that you can try is soaking polo wraps in cold water and then put them in the freezer over night. Then wrap his legs with the cold polo wraps. The polo wraps stay cold long and are easy to keep on his legs.

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