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post #1 of 2 Old 08-25-2007, 04:12 AM Thread Starter
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"Cellulitis/Lymphangitis"

Hey all im on the Sunshine Coast q.l.d. australia and if you dont no which you probably dont we have just been flooded and had terential rainfall...most in like 20 yrs...anywho the flooding has stopped and i went out to check the horses this morning and I was horrified.

My older horse who is 22, all his four legs from the knee to the hock were severly swollen and he was looking rather sad and sorry for himself...and my other 10yo seemed alright, though has little swelling in his front legs.

The vet came and diagnosed them both with Cellulitis/Lymphangitis. They have been given anitbiotics and need them for the next four days.

Has anyone else had this before??? Im a little worried....and does any one know preventions so i can stop it from happening again????
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post #2 of 2 Old 10-26-2009, 09:15 PM
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my horse got it from an infection due to scratched (the bacteria) my horse had it quite a few times. plenty of turnout, hand walking and other exersize is idea, cold hose them if possible. all the fluid is just sitting in their legs, and the lymphs are overloaded. a good general immune booster may help, but talk to the vet first.
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