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post #1 of 3 Old 09-23-2013, 11:49 PM Thread Starter
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Front cannon leg condition, swelling scabby

It began as mysterious swelling on her front left cannon with no lameness whatsoever. So I began cold- hosing and then applying a standing wrap. I made sure her leg was completely dry before wrapping the standing wrap. That reduced the swelling within two days, so I didn't wrap that night, swelling returned the following day, so I resumed the wrapping. Noticed a small amount of 'gunk' on the back of her cannon, thought it was maybe residue from the liniment I put on it once. That patch of yellowish crusty gunk has now grown to a tender patch that is red, scabby and crusty. Betadine has not killed it or helped at all. Neither has MTG. She gets a medicated shampoo once a week for other, previously assumed unrelated, skin issues she's had on and off since I got her in February. She gets scrubbed head to toe, so that spot would have been treated with the Betadine shampoo. Here's the best picture I could take. More than willing to get the vet out if necessary, but if anyone has any thoughts, they'd be greatly appreciated. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-24-2013, 02:47 AM
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I'm not sure what it is but it looks like spots my gelding gets on his chest in the summer. I always just wash it really good with a mild soap/water, scratch as much of the scabbies off that I can and rub coconut oil into it. I love coconut oil and use it for pretty much everything :)

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post #3 of 3 Old 09-24-2013, 03:01 AM
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could be a spider bite. start of cellulitis ? antibiotic ointment or maybe a drawing salve.
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