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    12-23-2009, 09:50 AM
Green Broke
Thumbs down How to get swelling down??

Sheena cut her leg pretty good and it has swelled ALOT.
I'm not exactly sure how to get the swelling down...
Please help!!

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    12-23-2009, 10:06 AM
Did you call the vet?
How bad is the cut??? Where is the cut
    12-23-2009, 10:09 AM
Green Broke
No we didnt call the vet, its not like terrible but its like an inch MAYBE inch and a half long and not reaaly deep maybe a centimeter dep
Is on her lower leg between knee and fetlock.
    12-23-2009, 10:18 AM
I am not a vet so I can't really say what the best thing to do is. Maybe you could try taking a pic and seeing if you can send it to your vet.
If you think it needs to be stitched then for sure call the vet!
    12-23-2009, 10:21 AM
Turn her out if you can. The movement will help move the fluids out.

Other than that, you can cold hose and put a standing wrap on.
    12-23-2009, 10:27 AM
I've never seen a little cut swell up. Keep it clean and dry and get her moving like my beau said.
    12-23-2009, 10:33 AM
Green Broke
Ok so I got some pics so you can see, I don't think it needs stitching...
Mybeau- she is turned out..
ALSO for the pix its her brown front leg that's swollen
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    12-23-2009, 10:42 AM
Hey there...
It does not seem to be to bad. So cleaning it is fine. Movement is good. If hosing is not an option an ice gel pack can be helpful.
    12-23-2009, 10:51 AM
Green Broke
Ok ill try the icepacs...its like really cold where I live so...ill just keep a blanket on her today ok thanks

    12-23-2009, 10:56 AM
I can't tell her legs are so fluffy.

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