Lymphangitis from Wound
 
 

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

Lymphangitis from Wound

This is a discussion on Lymphangitis from Wound within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Lymphangitis and cold compresses
  • Lymphangitis wounds in horses

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    04-30-2008, 02:59 PM
  #1
Foal
Lymphangitis from Wound

Hi, my Saddlebred mare hurt herself on her upper front legs yesterday. She gave herself two wounds, and I had the vet come out, and she is currently on a 5 day 2X a day treatment of anti-biotics. She has gotten Lymphangitis on her left leg, and the swelling goes from her knee to back up the rest of the leg to her body. The anti-biotics will take care of the infection, because I started them last night, and the vet gave her a shot as well, but what can I do to take care of the swelling? Will this be chronic, because I have heard if it happens once, it is more likely to happen again? Also, she is in a resricted pasture, maybe 25 feet X 25 feet, should I hand-walk her?
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    04-30-2008, 03:09 PM
  #2
Foal
Lymphangitis means deteriorating situation. Talk to your Vet. Maybe he should put her on IV antibiotic and change the type.
You can apply some cold compresses for aiding her.
     
    04-30-2008, 03:36 PM
  #3
Foal
I talked to my vet, and he said that because she cut a blood vessel, that she has some hemorrhage going on. He says that the anti-biotics should take care of it, and if I don't see improvement by tomorrow, to talk to him about it again. If anyone else has some advice, please let me know!
     
    04-30-2008, 06:27 PM
  #4
Yearling
Here is a really good article for you to read:
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=223

Be sure to keep the wounds clean and talk to your vet about possibly hydroing the leg a couple of times a day. Also be sure to give all of the antibitoics. And call your vet if you aren't seeing any improvement or you are about to finish the antibiotics and there is still swelling in the leg.
     

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

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

Log-in

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



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:38 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0