However on the opposite leg it also looks like she had a little bit of a kicking fit herself. She has a small spot on the backside of the pastern (maybe dime size at the biggest) and her heel looks to be bruised with a slight cut (its not an open wound, but it looks beat up a little). Whats worrying me is that her leg is quite swollen still (well as of last night). Initially I thought that the swelling was just from the concussion from the kicks. But its not really going down. Shouldnt the swelling subside after 2 days?
I have checked the area on the pastern and the heel and they do NOT seem to be infected at all and there is no heat in the swelling really...
I have made sure that there is no scab and have cleaned and treated the areas every day.
Should I be hosing the swelling?? She isnt really lame just walking around and I havent done any work with her since discovery of the injuries. She is stalled at night with turn out during the day. I really didnt want to keep her stalled all the time thinking this would only increase the swelling.