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    12-13-2009, 02:48 PM
  #1
Foal
Question Swollen Pastern

This morning I found Jack's pastern noticeably swollen. I felt the area and although it was producing some heat it wasn't significantly hotter then his left (healthier one). I just got Jack about a month ago and I have put him on Adequan due to his steeplechase and fox hunting career (the flexion test in the pre-purchase exam showed signs of mild arthritis in the hocks). The leg which pastern is swollen also has a bog spavin in the inner hock area (its not as swollen as it used to be and is producing no heat). Jack also has not been lame due to the bog spavin. I rode him last tuesday and everything went smoothly and he did not come up lame during the ride or the next day. Should I be overly concerned with the pastern being swollen right now if it is not producing a lot of heat? Im going to keep an eye on it and if anything changes for the worse I will notify my vet. I guess what Im asking is it common or easy for pasterns to get swollen and what could have caused this? Thank you for your comments, I really appreciate them!

Ps. New to this forum..first time ever posting a thread!
     
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    12-13-2009, 07:20 PM
  #2
Started
Is he kept inside? He could be stocking up. If that's the case what I have learned from the people on here is give him turn out, and try to give him exercise
     
    12-13-2009, 07:43 PM
  #3
Foal
Be a good idea to see the vet on this one. Could be different things including ring bone. Better safe than sorry
     
    12-13-2009, 07:49 PM
  #4
Showing
How lame is he right now? How conditioned is he? Was it his first chase? It sounds like it might have been slightly to much for him.

Keep a close eye on it, and I would hose it down twice a day with cold water for 15-20 mins. Take it easy until it looks like it's settled down again. What a bummer that this has happened right after you bought him.
     
    12-13-2009, 08:32 PM
  #5
Foal
Erin&Jasper: I keep him inside at night and he has full turnout during the day...However the weather has been so bad lately (dumping buckets) that I have kept him inside for the day.
My2Geldings: He hasn't done fox hunting in over a year (he used to do them)...he is not lame right now, just a little swollen with minimal heat. I will hose down his leg and walk him out to get the fluid moving...thank you for the advice.
I thought he could have been stocked up at first, but doesn't that usually happen in both legs? Also, his swelling is concentrated in the pastern area not his entire leg.
     
    12-13-2009, 09:15 PM
  #6
Showing
No problem. Knowing he isn't lame is a really good news. I must have misread the post because that's what I thought I understood. As mentioned earlier, just cool it down with some water twice a day.

It sounds like you guys have a blast.
     

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