Swollen legs! No idea what to think!!
I'm a nervous wreck! I went to go see my horse today and her back fetlock areas were swollen to about 2-3 times the side and her right front fetlock area was swollen a little bit. Since i've been working full time, I haven't been able to get out there everyday like I used to.
I didn't ask anyone at the barn how long it was like that, because they are the type of people that would just shrug it off, and say it is ok, and not to worry about it.
It wasn't hot to the touch, and she didn't seem to want to move. She never moved her back left while I was there, and would only move her other legs about 6 in. I didn't want to make her move if she was in a lot of pain.
I'm so afraid her legs being swollen is going to affect her soundness, and we wont be able to do what we wanted.
Last late winter/early spring, she had mud fever but only on her left hind. After that, she would have some swelling, but the people there said she was just "stocking up" because she wasn't that active.
I'm just at a lost. Anyone that might have some idea what this could be, please reply.
I'm so worried about my little girl :(