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Sheena cut her leg pretty good and it has swelled ALOT.
I'm not exactly sure how to get the swelling down...
Please help!!
Thanks

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no we didnt call the vet, its not like terrible but its like an inch MAYBE inch and a half long and not reaaly deep maybe a centimeter dep
is on her lower leg between knee and fetlock.
 

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I am not a vet so I can't really say what the best thing to do is. Maybe you could try taking a pic and seeing if you can send it to your vet.
If you think it needs to be stitched then for sure call the vet!
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Turn her out if you can. The movement will help move the fluids out.

Other than that, you can cold hose and put a standing wrap on.
 

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ok so i got some pics so you can see, i dont think it needs stitching...
Mybeau- she is turned out..
ALSO for the pix its her brown front leg thats swollen
 

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hey there...
It does not seem to be to bad. So cleaning it is fine. Movement is good. If hosing is not an option an ice gel pack can be helpful.
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ok ill try the icepacs...its like really cold where i live so...ill just keep a blanket on her today ok thanks

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As said above, it doesn't seem bad. Cold hose it if possible, if not, a bag of frozen peas works better than ice packs as they're more limber and you can wrap them around leg better
 

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Clean the area, apply a good antibiotic ointment such as a plain triple antibiotic ointment and then wrap it. While it doesn't look too bad, this is a wound that you need to keep an eye on because it could have damaged the tendon or tendon sheath and infections in these structures can be very serious.

Call your vet and see if he ok's the use of a bit of Bute to help with the swelling and to get his list of things to watch for that would indicate a need for more serious evaluation and treatment.
 

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clean it put something like Blue Kote on it or anything antibiotic to protect it and help it heal, put a wrap on it if you want. but really theres not much fill, i wouldnt worry too much. i dont think it warrants a vet.
 

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Sheena is doing very well now. The swelling has gone almost completly down. I'm so happy! Thanks everyone!

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