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post #1 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 01:09 PM Thread Starter
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Swollen back foot

My 14 year old gelding has a swollen back hmmm I suppose it would be called the fetlock? I left him for a week but doesnt seem to have made a difference so I rode him lightly with alot of walking, some troting and alittle canter. He seemed fine and it doesnt feel hot, he will me touch it. I don't think it's worth calling the vet but does anyone know what it could be? Oh and he grazes in a large paddock.with two other horses.
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post #2 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 02:14 PM
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is it muddy when he is turned out? Did the swelling go down after you exercised him? How long has his leg been swollen?

If it is muddy and he's been standing in the mud, he could have mud fever. My mare had that and from what i read online, if the leg starts to swell, you need to call a vet.

If the swelling went down after you exercised him, he might have been "stocked up" which happens when a horse is standing for a while and excess fluid stays there (i think anyways)
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post #3 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 09:08 PM
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it could be arthris(mispelled)my moms 30yr old gets like this sometimes and she didn't show any signs of pain at first but now she does. she was about 15 when she started getting it but i would recommend getting a vet could be anything
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post #4 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 09:20 PM
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hmmm maybe it could be a calicum deposit? maybe idk lol sounds like it to me :)

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post #5 of 7 Old 01-31-2008, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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is it muddy when he is turned out? Did the swelling go down after you exercised him? How long has his leg been swollen?

If it is muddy and he's been standing in the mud, he could have mud fever. My mare had that and from what i read online, if the leg starts to swell, you need to call a vet.

If the swelling went down after you exercised him, he might have been "stocked up" which happens when a horse is standing for a while and excess fluid stays there (i think anyways)
It didnt go down and its been like that for one week now. No, there is no mud in the paddock its a hot summer here in NZ but there is some poo. I will post a piccy soon.
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post #6 of 7 Old 02-01-2008, 10:17 AM
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I agree with Tammy that you should get a vet out there.
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post #7 of 7 Old 02-02-2008, 07:43 AM
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greasy heel maybe?????

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