Fence Injury? Swelling, heat, not lame?

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    04-09-2014, 09:28 PM
Fence Injury? Swelling, heat, not lame?

I have a little yearling who is EXTREMELY accident prone, 6th injury and she is only 18 months old. -sigh-

Sunday night/Monday morning we believe she got her back legs caught in Electrobraid fencing we had around some trees we planted. I wasn't able to do anything until Monday night. Everyday I have been brushing the dirt/mud off her legs, rubbing them with wet towels, and spraying Blue-Kote on them. One night I did spray peroxide and it didn't fizz up at all. Both legs are swelled up, but the right one is a little more because of an old injury. Heat in ONLY left leg. Not lame.

I do have ice boots, I CANNOT spray water as I live in Minnesota and it is not warm enough. Wrapping is not an option as it is a mud mess and she loves to play in the mud.

I did have a suggestion to maybe lunge her at a trot for 5-10min(?)

Thank you for any suggestions! :)
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    04-09-2014, 09:42 PM
You can cold hose that, do it in the warmest time of the day, horse will not get a chill by having their extremities wet. Don't use peroxide on a horse, it heals things on top and traps infection inside. Horses heal from the inside out, this was told to me years ago by a vet. You could probably ice that as well, it's soft tissue swelling, the scrape looks superficial, should heal up quick.
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