Swollen leg but not lame?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Swollen leg but not lame?

This is a discussion on Swollen leg but not lame? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horses leg swelling, no heat and not lame, what is it?
  • Horse swollen legs not lame

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    06-24-2011, 01:59 PM
  #1
Weanling
Swollen leg but not lame?

So before I say anything I am going to say that if this doesn't go away in the next day or two that I will take her into the vet. Circumstances are that I can't afford to bring my horses into the vet for every little thing. If she was actually acting lame I would have taken her in right away.

So yesterday Gypsy's left hind leg turned up swollen with heat. It starts after the hock and ends at the fetlock. Checking it out today it felt like a vein just below her hock was swollen feeling as well. Yesterday I figured she might have been stocked up so I got her moving for a bit and the swelling did go down to where there was more definition to the fetlock, but there was still heat. There is no reason for her to be stocked up, she is on a pasture with plenty of space to move about and is never locked in (Doesn't it usually happen when a horse is in a confined space with little movement?). There are no outward signs that would suggest that she has been kicked, scratched or cut recently (there was an older scratch but it has healed and scabbed over).

Any idea what this might be? Like I said, if it is still an issue tomorrow I will make a vet appointment, but in the mean time I don't see the problem with asking your opinions.
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    06-24-2011, 02:24 PM
  #2
Banned
I don't think it'd be stocking up either because that is more common in stalled horses. She could have gotten snake-bit. Bite marks can be very hard to find but swelling is common. If she's not lame that you can tell I'd just cold-hose it and see if that helps.
     
    06-24-2011, 02:31 PM
  #3
Weanling
We don't have poisonous snakes. I will cold hose it.
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
HELP: sick pony, lame and swollen sheath !! slew Horse Health 21 06-07-2014 06:16 PM
lame. swollen hock rachlouclarke Horse Health 7 08-15-2010 12:24 AM
Lame/Swollen **pic** HorsesAreForever Horse Health 43 02-11-2010 04:55 PM
Swollen Eye Sophie19 Horse Health 9 06-15-2009 05:43 PM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0