Swollen extensor Ligament... Turnout Injury... Suggestions?
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.