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    10-04-2009, 10:17 AM

When evermy horse is in the stable over night, his legs swell around his fetlock and tendons, he's not lame, putting it down to stiffness and blood flow, I was thinking about getting some magnets and sewing them into a rrug as I have read this helps with blood flow, I was just wondering does anybody else horse do this and any other tips on what to do with it?
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    10-04-2009, 10:24 AM
He's probably just stocking up from not moving around a whole lot. One way to help that is to put stable wraps on him over night - but only do it if you know how to wrap correctly, otherwise you could bandage bow him.

Magnets most likely won't help since it's from fluid, not blood.
    10-04-2009, 10:30 AM
Like MyBeau said, it's fluid build up from standing so long. Does he NEED to be stalled at night? If so, is there a way to shorten the amount of time he has to stay in?
    10-04-2009, 10:36 AM
Stocking up is an ordinary condition for many stalled horses. Unless you are going to stall him for several days, I wouldn't worry about it. As I'm sure you've noticed, as he started moving around, once he was out of his stall, his legs returned to normal. There have been no long term problems, that I am aware of, associated with the condition.
    10-04-2009, 10:46 AM
Hi, yeh the livery yard that I am on states they have to be stabled over night, he's been in 30 hours due to a cut on his pastern that I want to heal before he goes outside as it is very muddy where I am, sso no magnets and stables bandages? What would stables bandages do might I ask?
    10-04-2009, 10:52 AM
Lucy, I wouldn't worry about it. I would rather apply a bandage to his pastern and let him go outside if you are concerned. I think that we are sometimes overly protective about many things that happen to our horses. My horses are turned out together 24/7 and will get cuts, contusions, and bites from time to time. I put some Corona cream on the cut and leave them alone.
    10-04-2009, 10:59 AM
Yeh that's what i;ve done, he's got soft corns though, hence if he ever has injuries there its take a while to heal, plus he runs around like a maniac lol, he is a thoroughbred after all lol, thanks for the advice, what would a stable wrap do bythe way, i;ve never had a horse that has had t be wrapped, and yeh I am over protective, most of my friends say I am paranoid lol!
    10-04-2009, 11:40 AM
Leave his legs alone. If you don't know how to wrap, don't bother in this situation. This is nothing that will hurt him. A poor wrap job will do a lot more BAD than it will good. Bad wraps can cause biding, chording, or bowed tendons.
    10-04-2009, 01:25 PM
I know the kind of situation you're in. With rampant mud and a cut, especially around a joint, keeping him out of the mud is a good plan.
If there is someone at your facility who is good at wrapping, ask them to show you how to wrap the area with the cut so that he can be turned out. If this is not possible, then make sure you are handwalking him a few times a day on dry surface.
Good luck!
    10-05-2009, 06:14 PM
Phoned the vet about his cut, advised to keep him in as him moving could make it worse, also he said that if he caught it again, then it could make it worse, also took him for a walk tonight and the swelliing has gone, so it must be fluid I think

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