last night I noticed that my boy has some slight swelling around his tendons up front, from probably mid cannon bone to ankle. no real heat to speak of, and he was sound, had no fever and was acting normally. The right was swollen a little more than the left. He got new shoes a week ago but nothing about the shoeing changed. I hacked him lightly and he seemed happy to be working. I wrapped him up and put him up for the night...I'll see him again tonight and hopefully it went away, but i'm wondering what might have caused this? It wasn't anything like normal "stocking up" stuff, and this horse's legs are normally very tight and clean.
Wondering how you determined it to be the tendon sheath that is swollen. Generally speaking, anything that happens to both legs is unlikely to be an injury as the chances of injuring both legs in the exact same spot is small. Unless of course you bandaged bowed him in both fronts, I have seen that before.
Thankfully pony's legs were fine tonight. I figure he must have been playing out in he field extra hard before I found him. Maybe he was galloping around on frozen ground or something...who knows. At least they're better!
These were definitely not windpuffs or bandage bows as I've seen both of those things before....I just thought I'd Ask the infinite wisdom of COTH just in case I was missing something