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post #1 of 21 Old 11-02-2010, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Help Strained tendon ???

I went a got my QH out of the pasture today and checked his legs they are normal except for his front right lower tendons and ligaments are swollen and inflamed he's not limping or showing any pain when I touch and squeez his legs what should I do ??
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post #2 of 21 Old 11-04-2010, 02:19 PM
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Have you jogged him to see if he favors it? Have somebody trot him on a long, flat, hardish surface and watch to see if his head bobs as a certain foot hits the ground...that is the indicator if he is lame. On a front leg the head will go up as the lame leg hits the ground. Don't ride him...I would call the vet. It sounds like it could be a mild bowed tendon, which can be very serious especially if untreated...you might need to wrap the leg or hose it or poultice it. Odd that he's not in pain though. Did you ride him recently, or did you see him running around in the pasture? Or is it muddy right now in your pasture?

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post #3 of 21 Old 11-04-2010, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Its not muddy and I havent rode him recently but still in no pain but still feels the same if its not better by tue I will take him for an ultrasoud on thursday but I have been alternating between liniment and DMSO but it seems the same
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Do you know how to do a stable wrap? Try cold hosing it...you grease the heel with vaseline to prevent chapping, then run cold water over the injured area for 15-20 minutes. Then wrap both his front legs, if you know how...that is great for preventing inflammation.

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Where exactly is the swelling?

What do you mean by inflamed? Red and raw?


Yesterday was Thursday (when you posted about taking him for an ultrasound on Thursday), did you take him?
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post #6 of 21 Old 11-05-2010, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
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Im not 100% sure on how to do the stable wrap but I took him this morning and dropped him off they are going to call me whn they are done looking at him Also the inflammation is in the tendon on the inside the tendon is warmer than usual and is very tense but as I said he is not sore I had someone jog him while I watched no head bobbing or unusal movement hopefully its just a minor thing
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post #7 of 21 Old 11-05-2010, 10:26 AM
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Let us know what the vet says.

When you pick him up maybe you can ask the vet to show you how to properly wrap (if that is something they want you to do as part of the treatment).

Wrapping is something that if done wrong can do some harm so best to be shown how to do it properly.
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post #8 of 21 Old 11-05-2010, 12:09 PM Thread Starter
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Well I t appears to be a soft tissue injury like he hit it on something in the pasture so 6-8 weeks stall rest
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post #9 of 21 Old 11-05-2010, 01:00 PM
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Oooh ouch. I hate it when I can't ride my horses. At least it's only a soft tissue and not something more serious with the tendon! I had to forfeit a beautiful Dutch Warmblood Mare this summer after she turned out to have a low bowed tendon in the pre-purchase exam, which could be dangerous to her soundness when I started jumping her higher. Tendon injuries are bad news! Glad your boy is OK.

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post #10 of 21 Old 11-05-2010, 01:20 PM
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6-8 weeks of stall rest..Seems to be a liitle bit over board. I would think that limited turn out be ok. Atleast to keep him from stocking up more.. If it's just soft tissue then it's basically a bad bruise..Can You post pics of ? If he isn't lame then why the stall rest for so long... just wondering

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