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  • Horse has swollen front ankle and is dragging toe and swinging his leg

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    06-20-2013, 09:18 PM
  #1
Yearling
Help Blaze hurt his front leg!

I'm at the barn and Blaze has hurt his front leg. His ankle is swollen (I know there's a horse term for it I just can't think of it right now.) he's putting some weight on it but not a lot. I can't call the vet cause it's fixing to storm. I got some pics no idea if I can post them from my phone.
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    06-20-2013, 09:21 PM
  #2
Yearling
Here's another pic
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    06-20-2013, 09:24 PM
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I can't tell from the picture, was he moving when you took it? Trying to figure out why the knee looks weird. Is there heat?
     
    06-20-2013, 09:24 PM
  #4
Yearling
Last pic for comparison
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    06-20-2013, 09:29 PM
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Weanling
I can't really tell from the picture, but if the fetlock (the horsey term you couldn't remember lol) is swollen, I would try to put a clay poultice on it. It should help bring the swelling down.
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    06-20-2013, 09:32 PM
  #6
Weanling
Definitely hurting if he keeps standing with his toe pointing like that. If there is heat, cold hose him to give him some relief and get the vet when you can. Put him up in a stall with munchies to keep him still if possible.

Good luck and keep us updated.
     
    06-20-2013, 09:34 PM
  #7
Super Moderator
Is it the hoof? Could it be an abscess? Did you feel the hoof for heat?
     
    06-20-2013, 09:35 PM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Is it the hoof? Could it be an abscess? Did you feel the hoof for heat?
Fetlock is swollen.
     
    06-20-2013, 11:41 PM
  #9
Yearling
Fetlock thank you my mind when blank at the barn for some reason. Yes there was heat. He's putting some weight on it but having a hard time moving forward. I did check the hoof first thing because he's foundered before, no heat in it. Sorry for bad quality pics he was moving and I was hurrying cause it was lighting. He did something similar to his back foot last year and had a hard time moving for about week. Im hoping all he's done is tweaked. Im going to go out to the barn early tomorrow if I can get him to the hose i'll cold hose it. Would soaking it epson salt help? Also I have some bite but I wasnt sure about giving him any. I know it could take the pain away and he forget he's hurt and hurt it worse. Is this something I need to call the vet for right away or just keep an eye on it first?
     
    06-20-2013, 11:43 PM
  #10
Yearling
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Originally Posted by farmpony84    
I can't tell from the picture, was he moving when you took it? Trying to figure out why the knee looks weird. Is there heat?
lol his knee looks weird cause was lifting the leg when I took the pic.
     

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