swollen fetlock

parsley

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My boy has got a swollen fetlock at the back - I think he has probably knocked it in the field. He isn't lame on it and there is not cut but it is a little bit hot. There isn't anywhere at the yard to cold hose so I have been packing it out with frozen peas! Does anyone have any experience of how long this sort of thing takes to go down, and is there anything else I can do to help? I want to get on and ride him but don't like to with it swollen.
 

patchandloopy

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can you not get a bucket of water and stand his foot in it-as high as the fetlock? that might help? Or a ice pack especially for under bandages-they normally stay cold for a few hours-although id not TO in it.

Hope hes ok!
 

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on a swelling without a cut i use uddermite/uddervite- got it from an agricultural merchant - think they use it on cows bags when they get mastitis. Its a peppermint cream that works along the same lines as cool gel. really cools the affected area.
 

parsley

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Thanks to both of you - I called the vet this morning and we agreed to have him seen tommorow if there is no change.
 

selina25

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depends on how long its has been hot poss more than three days I would call vet. Look for a puncture wound (tiny) could be a sting from a bee, a bite from a fly or even a thawn, somone on our yard had a horse with a thorn but it swole up and became infected the whole leg swole the horse was put on bute and a pressure bandage applied for a week to prevent spread of infection cleared up within 7 days.....

sure vet will re-assure you
 
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