Slightly swollen side of fetlock - advice needed

smallgirl

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Hi

My horse has been in today due to the awful weather, so I popped him out into a tiny paddock to stretch his legs, he wandered about and I brought him back in 5/10 minutes later.

He wasn't lame and trotted back to the stable with me.

On grooming him I noticed his front right outside of his fetlock was slightly swollen, a tiny bit of heat but he has no pain reaction to it. I don't know if he had it before he was turned out but he didn't have it this morning.

Now I made a decision to leave it alone for the night as he would not be moving about much in the stable and see how it is in the morning, only now I am worrying about it.

What would you guys have done?

Please be assured if it is not better by the morning the Vet will be called.
 

smallgirl

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He has windgalls on his hind fetlocks, which cause no problems at all, this swelling is less than the swelling in them and a bit more spread out if that makes sense.

I'm crossing my fingers that it is a little tweak and will go down by the morning.
 
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