Gahhhh ...Missy is .....

Colleen_Miss_Tom

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not lame but has alot of swelling in her hind leg , I am thinking its probably due to the fall she had in the box , Although she was fine after it and went on to win classes in the inhand show that followed ...On the same day
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Had her out last night and she wasnt lame, no pain in it at all .

Trotted her out this morning and no pain or lameness .

Anyhoos ...Do I bandage her ?? ....Keep her in box rest or do I walk her inhand .
I'm hoping I can manage it without having to get the vet out .

If she was lame it would be a different story .

Shes been cold hosed twice/three times a day .

And just bloody typical ...balmoral is this thursday week .
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Just got some bute today ...So shes had some this morning .
 

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Turn her out. Moving should help to take the swelling down. Tbh I wouldn't bother with the bute if there is no pain as there doesn't seem to be any point. If it hasn't gone down in a couple of days then I would get the vet.
 

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Oh yes I forgot it's British Summertime!! Yep walk her out for half an hour or so, that should bring the swelling down. Maybe icepack it as well. I think you are right and she knocked herself when she went down.
How's Tikka doing?
 

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Oh dear, hopefully it will go down! Personally I wouldn't bute because if she does go lame it will mask it and and she isn't lame so whats the point. I would cold hose and bandage, esp if she is in 24/7 but rebandage twice daily and if you can't turnout in field/arena I'd walk her out as much as poss. Poor Missy
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Personally i wouldnt bute it, as that could mask the problem - i know first hand, merlin had VERY strong painkillers into vein last year, and was still 2/10th lame on them
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when he came off them = crippled
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I presume that she has just given it a knock or a sprain, imo you should bangage, maybe not the swollen one but the other one for support
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Has she any little nicks anywhere? Also just give her foot a check with hoof testers, there could have been a little abcess brewing in there which just coincided with her fall
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IMO i would chuck her out in arena, and hopefully she will be sensible and mooch around, you can stick a rug on her to keep her warm
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that should solve it
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she will be as right as rain before balmoral; just check the rules on bute for show!
 

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Bute is an anti-inflammatory as well as an painkiller, so it will be doing some good in getting the swelling down. If you just give her one a day (large horses like her should be getting at least one twice a day) you will not mask any lameness that occurs.
 

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Bute is an anti-inflammatory as well as an painkiller, so it will be doing some good in getting the swelling down. If you just give her one a day (large horses like her should be getting at least one twice a day) you will not mask any lameness that occurs.

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See that was my thinking ......Using the bute to act as an anti inflammatory , Like you say one a day, Shes not in the slightest lame on it .

So its just getting the swelling under control .

Anyhoos ....Must head out to the yard get her looked at , see if it has gone down any .

And the weather is just glorious ......
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Gloriously wet and windy
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