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post #1 of 9 Old 12-13-2017, 10:54 PM Thread Starter
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Swollen extensor Ligament... Turnout Injury... Suggestions?

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A few days ago I noticed a little lump on my mare's front right leg, the leg that has predisposed problems. At first I was very concerned. The first day it was very hot, but she showed no lameness so I used a "wait and see" approach, knowing it wasn't one of the bigger ligaments/tendons that I should be concerned with.

The swelling has gone down a ton but it still persists. It is cool to the touch. There is no lameness, but recently she has been struggling with her left lead. She can step right into it, but it's holding the lead that is hard for her. Not sure if these two things are related? The leg and the canter lead?

Thoughts? I've emailed my vet five times this week about different things and He's finally called me and said "if you want to talk, we've got to do it in person," which means no more emailing him about potential health issues.... I've scheduled a date for him to come down in January for a wellness check, and if this lump is still there by then he will see it.

It's definitely the ligament, not a splint. You can feel where the ligament puffs up. She plays hard with her turnout buddy in the pen next to her and I believe she bumped it on the fence... Will it go away? Today I poulticed and wrapped it...

Any advice would be great.
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Are you referring to the lump half way down the canon bone?
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Sorry, early here I didn't see you mention the splint.

Hard to see with her being black legged the swelling on the outside is more likely tendon rather than ligament.

Cold hose, cold hose and more cold hose!

It does sound as if it is more bruising from her playing around and probably gave it a hard knock.

You can poultice after cold hosing, baby diapers work just as well as expensive poultices.
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@Foxhunter , luckily it's not the suspensory, it's further up and is sitting on her canon bone as opposed to inside where the splint would be. If you touch it, it's squishy and you can feel the line of the tendon/ligament/something that runs down her leg. This one specific area is puffy and soft.

I'll follow up with more cold hosing! Would I have to wrap with the poultice or can I just leave it on naked?

Those other lumps around her fetlock are her windpuffs...
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For a poultice to do any good it needs to be hot and wrapped.

If you are using a clay poultice like Kaolin then put it on a sheet of brown paper like a cut out piece of feed sack, saves getting your bandage messy.
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@Foxhunter , don't worry! I know poulticing, I honestly was just asking if I could be allowed to cheat...

I use sore no more ultra performance poultice with Arnica. It's like ice tight but it's supposed to have more soothing properties. I use paper bags, wet them, and put them over the poultice, and the we wrap with a standing wrap. I will check back tomorrow morning to see if the swelling's decreased.

My mare and her bestie love to stand, sniff, and squeal at each other, hooves flying. It's no surprise she banged herself thrusting a hoof towards her friend in an attempt to strike...
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Having seen her hooves in your other thread, I would guess that hoof imbalance has a lot to do with it. Fix the hooves, rest her for a month or two, and see how she's doing. Continue to cold-hose her until the swelling is down.
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Her hooves have been this way for years, though, and we've never had this kind of swelling. It looks like a bang. I report today that the swelling has gone down 25% from yesterday.
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