Problem with Left Hind--Thought splints but thinking more now :(
I have a horse that has left hind lameness. Sorry for the book but I thought the history is important. She kicked the trailer late april/early may and we had an appointment beginning of may at the teaching hospital already for lameness in her right front. They found slight rotation in the right front, but couldn't locate the lameness in her left hind with nerve blocks though she displayed moderate lameness in the lameness locator. They said they didn't see any indications of a kicking injury though the farrier noticed heat/swelling a few days prior. They instructed me to exercise her as much as possible as they thought that would help her as they believe she has cushings disease or EMS or both along with diet restrictions and grazing muzzle.
I did continue to exercise her as they instructed and noticed middle of may she had swelling in that left hind near the splints. I gave her bute and rested her. After a few days of bute and no improvement I contacted the vet who told me to wean her of the bute and rest her. I noticed heat after I called the vet and my trainer told me to cold hose her. It has been 2 weeks Sat and I still feel heat despite icing her (switched to ice due to all the rain and poor footing) and rubbing with liminent. I'm worried it could be more as the swelling is on both sides, though near the splints its also near the fetlock. I'm attaching some images so you can let me know if any of you have experienced something similar or can share your thoughts. I have a call in to the vet but I'm very worried while I wait :( I'm atttaching some images that may be of help. The first 2 images are of the left hind that's injured, the other 2 are the right hind for comparison.