He did not care at all about me prodding and fussing with them, but is there any sort of maybe a flexion type test I could do to make sure they are harmless? He isn't lame but seems stiffer going to the right which, though may be coincidentally, is the one with more fluid. I've noticed it for a bit but expected him to be unbalanced/unfit and having a side preference, though I do think I will see when the vet is supposed to make another appearance. The vet was out not very long ago for a basic evaluation (long story but basically BO was threatening to kick me out because I feed my horse a ration balancer and she clearly could not understand how they work and decided I was neglecting my horse. She wanted a vet opinion and I am proud to say he had nothing but full marks for my horse and even uses RB himself!) But I had no idea about the windgalls, if they were even there then. I don't recall reading anything about liver failure, but just that windgalls may indicate degenerative bone disease in the fetlock or more serious injury to the tendons. But I also read that the ones that are more "worrisome" are in the back of the fetlock capsule, and ones that are above on the inside are typically the harmless ones. Glad to say these are on the inside but doesn't always mean anything. Hope the vet plans a visit shortly!
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