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  • My horse has a swollen spot above the ankle
  • What are the lumps around my horses ankles?

 
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    07-14-2012, 02:20 PM
  #1
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I went out to ride this morning and found that my horse has a lump over the fetlock of his right leg. He just got his shots three days ago and got his feet clipped (he isn't shod) a few days before that. He has crap feet and a bit of thrush I've been fighting for a while so the farrier ended up cutting them a little short and his feet were a bit tender for a few days, I don't know if that might have anything to do with it. Anyway, I haven't worked with him/checked him over since he got his shots since I've been working so the lump wouldn't be very old.
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He's not favoring it. I lunged him around and he had his normal sass and when I poke and prod it he doesn't act like it bothers him which I would think to be a good sign. Any ideas what it is?
     
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    07-14-2012, 02:43 PM
  #2
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I don't think it has anything to do with the farrier work, though I could be wrong. Is it hard or squishy when you poke it?
     
    07-14-2012, 03:09 PM
  #3
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It's squishy.
     
    07-14-2012, 03:14 PM
  #4
Foal
If they are not hot and causing her lameness, they could be windpuffs, though they usually appear on both legs (I think) and are a chronic blemish, so it would be surprising that they never appeared before and just showed up out of the blue. Maybe read this and see if it applies.
Wind Puffs Are Swelling in Your Horse’s Ankle
     
    07-14-2012, 11:29 PM
  #5
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Originally Posted by LizzieE    
If they are not hot and causing her lameness, they could be windpuffs, though they usually appear on both legs (I think) and are a chronic blemish, so it would be surprising that they never appeared before and just showed up out of the blue. Maybe read this and see if it applies.
Wind Puffs Are Swelling in Your Horse’s Ankle
Poking around, it looks like it might be windpuffs. I haven't really worked him any harder than usual though and I've been riding consistently since the end of spring. Could it be from the ground? I ride on grass and with the lack of rain we've had it's probably a little harder than usual.
     
    07-15-2012, 12:06 PM
  #6
Foal
Windpuffs are caused by concussion, so if the ground is harder, that could have sparked it.
     
    07-17-2012, 12:49 AM
  #7
Started
Could be he walked through something he's allergic too - has it gone down in time? I'd wash his legs down and possibly give him some histall. Could also be a reaction to bug bites. I doubt it has to do with his trim. Or perhaps he's allergic to one of the shots.
     

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