My young horse has been having an issue with this from the day I got him in January.
If he gets too much protein in his feed his back legs swell with minimal heat and no lameness. As soon as the protein in taken out his legs stay normal. I've been adviced to light lunge him to work it out of his body.
Tonight I went out and he's been in with my other horse with a clover hay roll, and his legs have swelled again! I iced them and it's really cold tonight.
I'm wondering if anyone else has come across this and if there's any additive I could use in his feed to help his body cope with the protein.
I'm really worried because the property I agist has clover grass in spring
In other words HELP!!!
Just a bit of back ground.
He's thoroughbred, rising 6, in not so great health when I got him, he's still a little light on but getting there, I feed oaten chaff, cool max pellets, speedibeet and pollard = everynight. My other horse gets the same so there's no little extras I don't know about.