Hello...I haven't posted here in a long time, life got busy! But I have a question and I was really hoping for your guys' advice!
A couple weeks ago while I was brushing my horses Mercedes down, I noticed that her back right leg along her canon bone was swollen...there wasn't much heat yet, but I stuck her in a stall for the night. I came out the next day, cold hosed it...the swelling was worse and there was more heat. I called the vet to come out but they were very low on staff and couldn't make it out until the next day. So I put her on bute and left her in a stall. By the time the vets got there, the swelling was down considerably but I wanted them to check her out anyways, what do I know, right? Well the stupid thing wouldn't let the vets TOUCH her! She hates needles and so recently...whenever a vet comes out, she freaks out. Prances, runs in circles...they can't even get near her to knock her out so they can look at her!
So anyways, the vet had me trot her out but she said she looked fine, but obviously, she had been on bute for 2 days so she wouldn't feel the pain much, so the vet suggested putting a sweat wrap on her for 2 days and then turning her out and she how it goes. I did that, the swelling stayed away, no heat...turned her out and she seems fine. It's been like a week now, but she has a small knot it seems on the inside of her leg and just above her fetlock it is puffy..like soft. It's not swelling, it's just softer than it usually is. It could be nothing, but I am such a paranoid mom...lol. What do you guys think? I thought maybe doing another round of the sweat wrap to see if it brings that knot down but I'm not sure. Should I call the vet and risk a kick in the face?
I don't know what else to do! It doesn't seem to bother her much, sometimes when I lunge (i've done it once since her injury) she will freak out and start hopping weird, but I don't know if that has more to do with being in such a small space rather than it actually does with bothering her leg? I appreciate any sort of advice!