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    02-09-2010, 02:53 PM
Green Broke
Lame/Swollen **pic**

Chance pulled up lame 2 days ago.. the first today she seemed to just be stiff and a bit off. Yesterday [the third day] I had my BO look at her and she was quite a bit swollen and was given off heat on the inside of her front left {refer to picture} We decided to give her some bute through her feed and I just groomed her then turned her out....

Im guessing my question is would stretches, or massages help??? Stall rest of no.. Im keeping her stall on hold till the end of the month so just curious if I should take advantage of that. I was thinking liniment but I don't want to do anything that could make it worse...

Lol ill be honest I've never delt with a lame horse really... at least not like this. Im use to stiff or sore horses but not having a swollen area..

BTW this is just showing where the swelling is taking place..

Could it be caused by a kick... or something pulled???? Its just such a weird place...
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    02-09-2010, 03:08 PM
Well, I can't tell anything from that photo.

Post 3 will be the day of greatest inflammation and pain. After that, on days 4 and 5, inflammation should quickly decrease and then continue to decrease over several days/weeks depending on the extent of the injury. If it doesn't decrease and instead continues to worsen on days 4/5, then you've got a serious problem which would require veterinary attention.

However, since you've now given her bute, there's no way to monitor this injury because you've artificially taken away the inflammation and pain.

I suspect it's nothing of great concern and in a week to 10 days she'll be fine, but without proper pictures/video, we have no way of knowing for sure.

Sooooooooooo, if you are concerned, you should call the vet. And no, if you have to ask what appropriate treatment would be for this situation, then you shouldn't be applying any. Talk to your vet.
    02-09-2010, 03:09 PM
Green Broke
I don't think it's really good to give bute without at least consulting a vet.

Hope the horse is okay.
    02-09-2010, 03:14 PM
Green Broke
Well heres a video of her first possibly 2nd [not entirly sure cause I didnt come out to teh barn] day of lameness I should have included this first

Part 1
Part 2 [other direction]

NOTE: I wasnt making her go forward cause I KNEW she was off just didnt know how bad.
    02-09-2010, 03:18 PM
Green Broke
Are you sure it's not lower in the leg?
    02-09-2010, 03:27 PM
Green Broke
Well its all swollen and hot in the top part. I mean it could be some in the lower leg. But its swollen in the top.
    02-09-2010, 03:28 PM
Green Broke
If it continues, I'd call a vet. Going to be hard to tell with the bute. The horse might feel better and injure it worse. Hard to say.
    02-09-2010, 03:50 PM
Green Broke
My BO seemed to think it was just from a kick. But Its just such a weird place is hard to tell.
    02-09-2010, 03:57 PM
Well if she was given bute I would wait for a while and give her some more I wouldnt panic
Usally lameness only goes on for a week or two ! Give it a while and she should be fine:)
    02-09-2010, 04:00 PM
Green Broke
Not really a weird place. Your horse just needed to behind another to get kicked. We get a few horses with chest kicks when they are out playing. Some horses just get too close.

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