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Old 10-05-2007, 05:47 PM  
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Swollen leg.....

I think I have jinxed myself by reading too many lameness threads......... Grr.......

It has been raining here on/off for a few days=muddy pasture. So I noticed yesterday that my filly was a little off. Not limping, SLIGHT swelling in the back of her left front leg (cannon bone area down to fetlock), no heat, full weight bearing. Acts fine otherwise. She gets aggravated if I mess with it too much. She will just pull her leg away or walk away. She will still trot around some on her on accord. I did move her to her on paddock as not to be bothered by her pasturemates. I really think maybe she slipped in the mud. I don't have a stall but can keep her confined in panels if need be.
I was thinking of watching her, cold hosing, and applying DMSO? Unless she gets worse or symptoms change. And keeping her just in a smaller paddock and not stalled.
Suggestions........
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Old 10-05-2007, 06:05 PM  
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If she is bearing weight on it, and there is no obvious cut, I would let her stay with the herd. She may strain it more trying to get to them or pining after them. I would just cold hose it several times a day...
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That's what I'm thinking that she slipped in the mud.

She can see the others well from where she is and isn't running around like a crazy horse. My paint is dominant and sometimes she will move quickly to get out of his way. I just wanted her to rest as much as possible. Or at least not try to be in a hurry to get out of his way.
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Old 10-06-2007, 06:32 AM  
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I'd wait a couple of days and see.
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