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    12-04-2009, 02:23 PM
  #1
Foal
horse fetlock swelling, help!

I have a five year old horse that over night developed a swollen fetlock. Or at least the swelling seems to be in that area, it looks more on the inside of his leg then the outside as well. It isn't hot, I don't see any cuts. He won't put his weight on it, but doesn't appear to care at all when I poke and prod at it. The day before I was working on his trailer training, and he may have kicked at the door, also, that morning before I was around him apparently there was a scuffle at the feed bin, that I was wondering if he slipped or something. Any ideas?
     
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    12-04-2009, 02:24 PM
  #2
Started
If he's lame call the vet.
     
    12-04-2009, 03:56 PM
  #3
Trained
Check the bottom of his hoof. If he stepped on a nail the swelling may be in the fetlock or anywhere up the leg and along the bottom of the belly. You may want to call the vet.
     
    12-04-2009, 09:33 PM
  #4
Weanling
With soft tissue swelling, cold hosing or ice treatments are usually a good idea.
     
    12-05-2009, 07:24 AM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by barefoothooves    
With soft tissue swelling, cold hosing or ice treatments are usually a good idea.
I agree...just like for people, ice for 2 days, and limiting movement (like a small paddock) usually help the fastest.
     

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