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    05-09-2012, 02:02 AM
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Foal
Mare's swollen foot, what is this?

I just noticed today as I was looking through old photo's that in 2008 my mare had a swollen foot. I cannot believe we didn't notice this back then! She wasn't lame or anything. This past week it happened again, it looks exactly the same. I'm a little worried about what this is, she's in a private field with her best bud so I can't see her straining herself or getting stepped on. Any ideas as to what this is and how I should treat it?

Also I know her hoof looks bad in this photo we had them done shortly after, we had recently bought her and the fields were bad and rocky.

     
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    05-09-2012, 05:10 PM
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Yearling
I personally would check the swelling for heat and tenderness. I have seen this injury before, and have had success in the past with "icing" it for 20 minutes a day for a few days to get the swelling to go down. I usually used cold hose water and just ran it over their swollen area. If there is heat or tenderness though, I wouldn't wait to call and ask a vet. The injury I dealt with was caused by a horse slipping on some ice, and slightly mis-stepping (I saw him do it). With the hosing off every day, he was completely normal again within a week and has had no problems since.

Injuries like this, especially if this is the second time, may require some tests to see if she has some inner tendon injury (may just be slight but still) or something else that flares up if she missteps. If I was you, I would call the vet and see if they recommend just icing it for a few days, or if they believe they should take a look. Most vets will give an honest opinion over the phone without charging you anything or rushing out.
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    05-09-2012, 06:05 PM
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Weanling
I wonder if it's windgall, and if when your farrier's next out if he can lower her heels some, pare her bars if they are overgrown. A too hard surface can aggravate too, maybe occasionally booting her will help too?
     
    05-09-2012, 09:52 PM
  #4
Foal
Thanks! It seems to be kind of hard, but no heat at all in it. I have a vet coming out tomorrow morning for her teeth floating anyways I will ask them what it is and what to do. And definitely getting a farrier out too as well she's due for a trim now anyways that also could be it. Will find out tomorrow!
     
    05-09-2012, 10:15 PM
  #5
Weanling
I would have a vet look at it. Its possible that it could be HIGH RINGBONE better to be safe then sorry I say.
Good Luck

TRR
     
    05-09-2012, 11:45 PM
  #6
Weanling
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Originally Posted by DRichmond    
I wonder if it's windgall, and if when your farrier's next out if he can lower her heels some, pare her bars if they are overgrown. A too hard surface can aggravate too, maybe occasionally booting her will help too?
Did I miss some pics of the foot?

If it is windgall and no lameness is present then no treatment is recommended. If there is lameness then forced rest and further diagnostics are suggested.
     
    05-10-2012, 12:20 AM
  #7
Weanling
Her hooves don't look so bad, believe me I've seen way way worse lol!
     

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