My 4 month old Thoroughbred colt showed up with a swollen right knee two days ago. The injury may be older; he is boarded with his mother and I hadn't been out in a week. The barn owners hadn't noticed and still didn't see the injury after I mentioned it!
Needless to say, I'm moving him closer to home. At any rate, it looks like there is an old kick above the knee. There is no heat at all, and he is not moving at all sore. He's a little uncomfortable if I flex it forward, but not much.
So far I've just cold hosed and poulticed. We had a recent emergency, and I'd like to avoid having the vet out unless I feel we need to x-ray. I'm thinking it might be a hematoma moving downward.
Wow - that is a big knee. Is the cold hosing helping? I would probably have the vet out just in case there is a bigger problem and stall rest is required.
I have green grass envy! I wish we still had green grass.
Honestly, the cold hosing doesn't seem to be doing much. The green grass is why I've kept them there! The mare is a very hard keeper, but she's really looking good there. I would have to move them somewhere for stall access...although that is doable.