Originally Posted by appylover31803
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.