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!