My horse's left front leg is swollen and is a little warm, but he is not lame at all. At all. It's so weird..I've never had a horse be lame but not actually lame... It happened the day after I turned him out to the spring field from his smaller paddock and I'm guessing he managed to hurt himself playing with his buddies. I left for vacation a few days after it happened and I had called my vet and they hummed and hawed but didn't really give me any useful information. SO I left him in the care of my trainer who cold hosed it and wrapped it. It's been about 3 weeks now and it hasn't gotten any better or worse. It's the same. He hasn't been in the field since it happened but he goes nuts on stall rest so I put him in an individual paddock. He doesn't go crazy there so I figured it would be alright.
As soon as I got back and noticed it hadn't changed I called my vet again but he's really busy this week and isn't sure he's able to get out here.
What do you guys think I should do? I started him on 1 gram of bute AM and PM yesterday morning (my grandma's vet says that helps reduce inflammation). I'm headed out there pretty soon to check on him. I'm not sure if it's been helping or not. I'm worried because I let it go so long but he's not really in any pain or he's hiding it really well...