So I haven't posted on here in about a year but I really need some advice.
I went out to feed my horse on Saturday and his hind legs were both extremely swollen. I couldn't find any cuts or scratches and he's not the least bit lame, just slightly stiff. And he's only swollen from the hock down, but especially at his fetlocks. His legs are also really hot.
I cold hosed his legs yesterday and poulticed and wrapped them, and I'm going out in a few hours to see how he's doing today.
I plan on having the vet out tomorrow or the day after if the swelling doesn't go down but does anyone have any idea why his legs would be swelling like that?
I feel as though if he'd slipped and fallen (we have snow) he'd be lame even a little. I also thought something might be in the hay (like mustard seeds) but I couldn't find any and none of the other horses are having reactions.
I'll also take some pictures when I go see him today.