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post #1 of 21 Old 07-12-2014, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Question Should the swelling still be there?

My horse has just recovered from a leg injury but we've noticed that there is still some swelling. Doesn't seem to be any heat around where the injury was. Did check photos from before the injury and after and his leg was a little bit bigger than the others. Just wondering if its normal for some horses to have swelling or fatter legs from old injuries and new ones?

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The "before" link won't open - says it's an invalid attachment

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post #3 of 21 Old 07-12-2014, 08:59 AM Thread Starter
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I'm on my iPod and its hard to do photos. I'm going to make a new topic, same heading

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Should the swelling still be there? Please share thoughts

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My horse has just recovered from a leg injury but we've noticed that there is still some swelling. Doesn't seem to be any heat around where the injury was. Did check photos from before the injury and after and his leg was a little bit bigger than the others. Just wondering if its normal for some horses to have swelling or fatter legs from old injuries and new ones?

Before
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(His left hock)

After
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(Tried my best to get a photo that was from the same angle)


And this was his progress through his recovery if any of you were wondering
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Please share your thoughts but keep in mind that I'm only 15 and don't have a lot of experience. I just want someone else's opinion.

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I see quite a bit of scar tissue yet. That WILL make it bigger than it was.
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Sorry but the photos ain't showing. Only recovery photo is.

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post #7 of 21 Old 07-12-2014, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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I see quite a bit of scar tissue yet. That WILL make it bigger than it was.
Will the scar tissue ever shrink or always stay that size?

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post #8 of 21 Old 07-12-2014, 09:14 AM
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It may yet shrink a bit. You can try gently massaging the area to help it along.
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post #9 of 21 Old 07-12-2014, 09:18 AM Thread Starter
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It may yet shrink a bit. You can try gently massaging the area to help it along.
He's very sensitive around his back legs and hasn't let us really handle them much. We're starting too but we don't want to get kicked, if you know what I'm trying to say. I definitely want to help him.
He isn't in any pain and was able to walk on it without limp since the injury.
Would hosing it down do any good?

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