The Chronicle of the Horse
MagazineNewsHorse SportsHorse CareCOTH StoreVoicesThe Chronicle UntackedDirectoriesMarketplaceDates & Results
 
Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec. 16, 2012
    Posts
    33

    Default Fetlock Swelling On and Off

    I have a 20 year old horse who has had swelling on and off in his hind left fetlock. It is not currently swollen, but it has been two times in the last couple of weeks. The first time it went down after a week with stall rest and walking and the second time it went down in a day after just exercising him for a bit. I have had both of his fetlocks injected in June because he refused to canter to the left at all and he flexed lame when the vet came out on them He is also cow hocked and has been resting his his hind toes recently. When the fetlock does swell, he is a tad stiff on it but there is no heat or noticeable lameness. Does anybody have ideas or similar experiences? Should I call the vet since this has happened two times already?



  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr. 14, 2001
    Location
    Minnesota
    Posts
    17,752

    Default

    Did you radiograph the joint before having it injected? If you did not, then I would start there.



Similar Threads

  1. Thoughts on fetlock swelling?
    By xrmn002 in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Nov. 20, 2012, 12:53 AM
  2. Swelling on fetlock around ergot
    By NBN in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: Jun. 15, 2012, 11:48 AM
  3. Swelling above hind Fetlock
    By Chevalnoir17 in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Jan. 22, 2012, 11:10 PM
  4. Hard swelling on outside of fetlock
    By Melelio in forum Horse Care
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: Sep. 10, 2010, 12:48 PM
  5. Replies: 11
    Last Post: Nov. 2, 2008, 08:53 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
randomness