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Swellilng in older mare

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Kay B. Jones,Nova born 2/24
Breeding Stock
Username: Kaybjones

Post Number: 199
Registered: 03-2007
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

My older mare(23 years) is swelling in her "inner stifle". ( Its the inner thigh and actually toward her butt.) I noticed it when she was walking. No limp but it was drooping and jiggling on one side. I looked and it does look swollen. She has been upset the past few days and doing a lot of pacing because I have let my other mare and new colt into the pasture next to her to get them used to each other before I put them together. Did she probably just pull a muscle?
 

Tracy Smith, Tali due 6/08
Senior Stallion or Mare
Username: Tracys

Post Number: 1018
Registered: 08-2007
Posted on Friday, March 21, 2008 - 01:57 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post    Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

If it jiggles then I worry about it being fluid filled which could be edema, abcess or a hematoma. I would put warm compresses on the area but if it doesn't get better or if she has a fever I would call the vet out.



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