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Aileen
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Username: Sunny66

Post Number: 1115
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 - 10:24 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Last night I noticed my horses hind left pastern was swollen. There was no noticeable heat and he was not lame. I cold hosed him and gave him a gram of bute, just in case it just happened...still a bit swollen this morning - still no heat.

Did not bute him and let him out this morning to graze. He was not in a stall, so I don't believe stocking up was the cause.

Thank you.
I did a search, but was unsuccessful for the no heat aspect...anything else I should do/not do?
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Aileen
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Username: Sunny66

Post Number: 1116
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, Apr 26, 2006 - 10:28 am:   Edit PostPrint Post

Nevermind ::blushing::

Controlling passive swelling: Not all swelling is caused by inflammation. Just the opposite, lack of good circulation can result in a passive exudation of fluid from the vascular system. This swelling is cool and non painful but can result in a progressively worsening condition if not controlled with exercise, pressure wraps, heat, and liniment or sweats.
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