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    01-12-2013, 07:48 PM
Knee Swollen

I have a 9 year old buckskin mare is beautiful but her right knee (outside)
Is swollen big as a softball. It feels like jello seems it has blood trap and can't go anyway and she favors that leg too.
What is there that can be done to get the area depress down to normal. Some people said to use a antiflam give it to her as directed. Seems what I read on here previously from other threads you guys really know what yall are talking bout. So please help I was going to send her to a vet but he can't see her for a couple more weeks.
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    01-12-2013, 07:54 PM
You let the vet brush you off? I had that happen, thought about it and told him bluntly to get out here Now. He was here in 20 min. We always massaged a swollen joint in the direction of hair growth. We'd add a little water to animal Absorbine, rub it on our hands and go for it. Use mainly the heel of your hand. If you use Absorbine there is a warning to Not wrap afterwards. Massage until your arms want to fall off. Twice daily.
    01-12-2013, 07:57 PM
Thx that similiar what I told the vet, but my luck did not work out. I will try this but will this problem keep coming back, or will she be able to ride again?
    01-13-2013, 09:45 PM
Get a new vet! If they aren't giving you and your horse the service and care you need kick them to the curb. A swollen knee like that could mean that their is fluid inside could be blood or could be infection...the infection is what I would worry about. In that case the horse needs meds...yes the swelling can come back messaging is just a temporary solution...something is causing pain and swelling and needs to be taken care of.

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