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Foal with swollen back legs???

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Tansy Brassfield
Neonate
Username: Spccutnoak

Post Number: 7
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 - 06:51 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My foal is three months old. I just noticed that both of his back legs are quite swollen. There is a few scrapes and scuffs, nothing serious to cause that much swelling and the swelling is from the hock down. He doesn't appear lame. His mom and him are on 100x200 dried up grass pasture. It has been pretty hot here around 100 and up. Not sure if I should be concerned or not. Thanks,
 

LRidgeway
Weanling
Username: Laurie

Post Number: 44
Registered: 04-2005
Posted on Thursday, August 18, 2005 - 05:26 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Is there any heat in the swelling?
Is he running a fever?
Could he have eaten something he's not supposed to?
 

Tansy Brassfield
Neonate
Username: Spccutnoak

Post Number: 8
Registered: 08-2005
Posted on Friday, August 19, 2005 - 12:07 am:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Its gone down and I think he might of just kicked at something with both legs I guess. I was just very worried. Thanks, Tansy



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