Better information makes for healthier horses, is where equine science and horse sense intersect.

Discussion on Ice vs Cold Hosing

Use the navigation bar above to access articles and more discussions on this topic.
Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

New Member
Username: okiedoki

Post Number: 1
Registered: 7-2011
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 - 8:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

My horse is recovering from orthoscopic (sp)surgery on the point of his hock where an infected bone chip was removed. I have heard mixed opinions that icing is better than cold hosing and visa versa. Wondering if one is truely better than the other for treating swelling.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Sara Wolff
Username: mrose

Post Number: 6426
Registered: 1-2000
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 - 12:51 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

When my mate had knee surgery I was told to ice initially, then once wound was closed over to cold hose. Coincidently, I'd had knee surgery and had one of this machines that pump ice water through a wrap which I rigged to put over the mare's knee. It worked great.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Robert N. Oglesby DVM
Username: dro

Post Number: 25887
Registered: 1-1997
Posted on Tuesday, Aug 2, 2011 - 7:48 pm:   Edit PostPrint Post

Welcome OkieC,
It all depends on the nature of the swelling, what your are trying to achieve, and the technique you use. Since we do not know the specifics of these three aspects the best advice we can give you would be to ask your surgeon specifically what they recommend. For more information on diagnosing and treatment of swelling see » Diseases of Horses » Skin Diseases, Wounds, and Swellings » Swellings / Localized Infection / Abscesses » Diagnosing and Assessing Swellings in Horses.
Post a Message to this Discussion
Full Service Members may post to this discussion and should address the orignial poster's concerns or other information posted here. New questions about your horse should be started in a new discussion. Use the navigation bar at the top of this page to return to the parent article and review the article and existing discussions. If your question remains unanswered "Start a New Discussion", the link is under the list of discussions at the bottom of the article.
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Options: Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Home Page | Todays Discussions | Search | Top of Page Administration
is The Horseman's Advisor
Helping Thousands of Equestrians, Farriers, and Veterinarians Every Day
All rights reserved, © 1997 - 2016 is a BBB Accredited Business. Click for the BBB Business Review of this Horse Training in Stokesdale NC