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post #11 of 17 Old 03-15-2016, 06:23 PM
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Many years ago I had this same problem. The horse was overweight, and the vet just advised taking some weight off. It did go away in a few weeks with no other treatment or recurrence.
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post #12 of 17 Old 03-15-2016, 06:26 PM
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I had a horse do that a few months ago, after being kept in for a whole day when he was used to 24/7 freedom. His swelling went down in a few days and he was good to go.

Hope your boy is the same and it's not serious!
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post #13 of 17 Old 03-16-2016, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update to anyone interested.

He's been getting a gram of bute in the morning and evening as well as being lunged last night, 24 hour turnout, and ridden today. I am happy to report that the swelling has decreased significantly! It still needs to go down a little bit more but I'm pretty happy.

Here's an up to date picture. On the left is from Monday evening and on the right is from this evening.
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post #14 of 17 Old 03-17-2016, 04:20 AM
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That looks so much better!

It must have just been a sting or an irritation of some kind...

Glad it wasn't something more serious!
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post #15 of 17 Old 03-17-2016, 02:07 PM
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Looks great....you know for a horse pecker lol. Probably just some kind of irritation or possibly infection.
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post #16 of 17 Old 03-17-2016, 08:23 PM
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Often a sheath will swell up from inactivity as you have found out. High protein foods add to the problem as well. Get them out, get them moving and the swelling usually goes down quickly.
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post #17 of 17 Old 03-17-2016, 09:54 PM Thread Starter
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I was always looking for stocked legs, never a stocked sheath haha. The only other time his sheath swelled was when we went to an area heavily infested with greenheads and they all bit the heck out of him before I could get the fly spray. He got so many hives and his sheath swelled that day poor boy. Luckily where we were staying the closest vet was literally 5 minutes up the road.

He had a good lunging session today as I didn't have the time to ride. Also, they've been turned out as much as possible with hay dropped in multiple piles around the fields to promote movement. Swelling only seems just barely there now. I'm just glad it wasn't anything serious.
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