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post #1 of 3 Old 09-12-2007, 05:53 AM Thread Starter
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fetlock injury

my 18 yr old thoroughbred had an injury about 1 month ago. we aren't sure as yet when he did it we think it was either in the horse float or when i did a 1 rein halt on the morning before pony club. anyway he ihas done something to his fetlock we think the vet has had a look and origiinally said a tendon then a ligament then soft tissue and now we aren't sure. it doesnt seem to be getting better he'll get better then worse then better then worse. his fetlock is a little bit swollen and he is quite warm he is bandaged, hosed and given bute every second day and he's just not recovering quickly any ideas what it mayb be? i have thought about sesamoiditis but have decided it is unlikely ut stil possible. any help very very very appreciated thanks.
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-12-2007, 06:27 AM
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What about a cold pack? To keep the swelling down..... Awww i hope he gets better!!

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-12-2007, 08:01 AM Thread Starter
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GREAT NEWS! we went out tonight n he was hardly lame and no heat or swelling i was soooo happy but it may get worse again. i haven't tried a cold pack just hosing and a cold poultice 2 days ago
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