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        11-02-2012, 07:15 PM
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    Foal
    Legs.....?

    Hi.
    I went to see my horse today, and I noticed his legs are all puffy so I didn't ride just incase, but he seemed all right and healthy. He's eating and drinking and walking around but I don't know..... :'(
    My question is: What is it and how can I treat it?
    Please help me and my horse.....

    Horselover77
         
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        11-02-2012, 07:17 PM
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    Banned
    If I were you I would cold hose them. Is he stalled?
         
        11-02-2012, 07:23 PM
      #3
    Foal
    No he's outside all the time. Only at shows and during the winter when its cold. That's it.
         
        11-02-2012, 07:25 PM
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    Foal
    No he's always outside. Exept when there's a show after I bath him and during the winter when it gets colder then usual. So I bring him in.
         
        11-03-2012, 10:22 AM
      #5
    Foal
    His legs are all puffy and i don't know why? HELP!!!!!

    Hi.
    I went to see my horse today, and I noticed his legs are all puffy so I didn't ride just incase, but he seemed all right and healthy. He's eating and drinking and walking around but I don't know..... :'(
    My question is: What is it and how can I treat it?
    Please help me and my horse.....
    I'm very concerned about my horse and I want to help him....

    Horselover77
         
        11-03-2012, 10:43 AM
      #6
    Yearling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by horselover77    
    Hi.
    I went to see my horse today, and I noticed his legs are all puffy so I didn't ride just incase, but he seemed all right and healthy. He's eating and drinking and walking around but I don't know..... :'(
    My question is: What is it and how can I treat it?
    Please help me and my horse.....
    I'm very concerned about my horse and I want to help him....

    Horselover77

    Whenever someone has a question about the health of their horses, the first stop should be a call to the vet, not a visit to an internet forum. In many cases the vet might be able to advise you over the phone. At least the vets here do. I suspect it isn't an emergency situation but letting your vet be aware of what is happening now might help if there are any changes. Good luck to you and your horse.

    Anyone giving any info on the forum without even seeing the horse and certainly not being able to touch the horse, is blindly guessing. You might want to take your horses temp, also feel the legs, is there heat? These will be things the vet will likely ask you when you call.
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        11-03-2012, 10:51 AM
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    Green Broke
    If there is no heat and no lameness, and the swelling is in all legs, my guess would be that he is simply stocked up. If he has been standing in one place for any length of time, standing and eating at a hay pile for instance, or stalled overnight, that's very likely the answer. Getting him walking around and getting his circulation going again is the solution, as its caused by fluid pooling in his legs from standing still too long.
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        12-01-2012, 08:05 PM
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    Foal
    Sorry so late but thanks to you all. Apachie was right. All I needed to do was excersize him.
         

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