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post #1 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 12:37 PM Thread Starter
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Horse lame at front feet

I have a mare she is 15 yrs old. Recently she had her front legs lame. The horse had its front legs swollen. The swollen parts are between the knee and the short pastern. Sometimes the legs would be swollen together or one would be swollen and the other no. Sometimes the swell would be in the fetlock joints and sometimes its in the tendons. I am taking the horse for a 30 mins walk everyday although it has a paddock where to stay.

the horse walks, runs and trotts without showing any signs of lameness however when i press his fetlock joint, the horse appears to feel the pain. The vet told me to give it equipalazone in the morning if i have to take the horse out for a run. I also use arnixin to help the swelling of the ligaments, i dont know if arnixixn is also good for the fetlock joints. Something i also noticed is that on the legs where i am using arnixin, because of its daily applicaiton some blisters have appeared, so sometimes i just bandage the horse leg with a wet cloth.
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post #2 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 01:53 PM
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Sounds like this horse needs to see a proper vet and have a thorough exam. Also if what you are applying is causing blisters, stop.
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post #3 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:05 PM
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I agree. The vet needs to come see and evaluate your horse's condition in person. It sounds like what he/she has you doing isn't really working. Since he/she can't properly diagnose the condition over the phone, you need to either take your mare to the vet or have the vet come to you.
I hope everything is okay and she feels better soon!
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post #4 of 4 Old 12-29-2012, 02:17 PM
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If you want a proper diagnosis & treatment plan, you have to take this horse to an equine vet experienced in lameness. Xrays will probably be done to see what the problem is, otherwise we are just playing a guessing game here.
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