Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Southern California
my gelding has recently done some soft tissue damage to his right front. It was really swollen on the day it happened, but trainer gave him Bute, Ice Booted it, and we've been keeping him walking about 30 mins twice a day. Today he was significantly better. Still some heat in the area but the swelling is down and no noticeable lameness.
I would also say, of course, call your vet and just make sure it's not something more serious if the situation doesn't clear up relatively quickly. A sonogram of the area isn't too terribly expensive and will give you peace of mind.
Anyway, keep us updated on your mare!
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