Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Blueberry Mountain, AB
My gelding has some swelling above the shoulder near the wither and along his neck on his left side. It orginated just at the shoulder and has slowly moved into his neck. It's been about 3 weeks now and although he still runs around and his lateral neck stiffness is reducing, I was wondering if anyone knew anything that I could give him that could help him recover faster.
I have spoken to my vet about it and my farrier was up doing his feet a while back and both think it was likely an injury he acquired in his pasture running around with my other gelding(ie a slip or him running into something).
Up to this point I've been doing a combination of neck flexibility excercises, massage, epsom salt soaking and rubbing and light excercise. I had heard that apple cider vinegar could help with fluid build up and swelling, but have no idea how to admister it so it is palatable. Any help is appreciated!!Thanks:)