05-17-2009, 07:41 PM
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You could try sweating it to see what happens. My OTTB once came up with a swollen leg and we couldn't find any reason for it. After taking the wrap off the next day we noticed he had a little wound that had gotten infected (pretty yucky).
It's not that hard, mix DMSO with Furazone, cover it with clingfilm and wrap the whole thing in a standing wrap. The next day you take it off and hose the leg down.
OTTB's are pretty fragile, I really wouldn't jump him unless you are absolutely certain there is nothing wrong with him. Mine has been injured about as much time as he's been healthy since I got him. The other 2 at our barn have something wrong with them most of the time too. (Hips, legs, knees, you name it, I don't think we've had them all healthy at the same time ever).