leg injury, swollen veins opinions please!

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

leg injury, swollen veins opinions please!

This is a discussion on leg injury, swollen veins opinions please! within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Swollen inner leg in horse
  • Swollen vein in horse's front leg

LinkBack Thread Tools
    07-26-2012, 12:35 AM
leg injury, swollen veins opinions please!

Hi there,
Ok so I have an 11 year old mare that I just recently started training to ride with the help of a trainer. Its been a very long process! The basic story of how this started is that she started taking a few off steps, every now and then with the front left. Nothing major, trainer and I assumed muscle soreness. The lameness continued on and off after reducing the amount of work we were asking her to do. We thought maybe an abcess as nothing looked visably wrong. One day we tried working her and she looked fine to start but once we put the side reins on she was very off.

We checked the leg and the back of her knee on the inner side was swollen and a little bit warm. A vein on the inside of her leg about halfway down the cannon was also a bit swollen.

She was given maybe a week off at this point. I cold hosed her and the swelling had gone and I felt no heat. I tried lunging her to see how she looked and there was no lameness that I could tell so I gave her a bit of a workout (stupid stupid stupid). I tried her 2 days later and she was very lame again and the heat and swelling was back in both areas.

Its now been almost 2 weeks I think. I've been cold hosing it every day for 15mins and a few days ago I borrowed a pair of back on track wraps. I've been putting them on for a few hours everyday and will be leaving them on overnight (I was told to slowly accustome her to them). The knee swelling seems to be gone but the vein is still swollen. I'm freaking out! I just noticed a few days ago that its swollen above and below the knee.

Now, I'm calling the vet tomorrow! I'm so completely stressed out. I'm really terrified this is going to be a ligament. Please opinions! I want to know what to ask the vet. I know they'll advise me but I don't think I can wait, I think about my poor girl constantly. Do you think an ultrasound will be the best way to go?
Why is the vein so swollen??? HEEELLLPPP
If my computer was more cooperative I would try to find pictures to detail exactly where this is happening but unfortunately that's not going to happen apparently.

Any advice GREATLY appreciated!
Sponsored Links
    07-26-2012, 04:21 PM
So I just called the vet and left a message, hoping to hear back soon. Anyone have any idea as to whats going on?
Posted via Mobile Device

leg injury

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gelding with injury - swollen cut on girth area snickersandme Horse Health 3 08-17-2011 11:11 PM
Horse stalled due to pastern injury... other legs are swollen... apquarterhorse Horse Health 1 08-04-2011 12:34 PM
*Updated* Opinions needed on the best way to treat this injury Cinnys Whinny Horse Health 20 02-06-2011 03:16 PM
Shoulder/Back injury stemming from leg injury Andi Horse Health 1 02-18-2009 06:17 PM
Swollen Leg QuarterPony Horse Health 3 08-22-2008 08:57 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:03 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0