AskHQ: Swollen legs

Q: My horse’s legs swell overnight in the stable but reduce to normal size after a bit of turnout or exercise. Why does this happen? Do I need to worry?…

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AskHQ: Sheath issues

Q: My gelding’s sheath is quite big and has a lump on either side of it. It hasn’t changed since I bought him and doesn’t seem to cause him any…

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Lumps and bumps: Seromas

What they are Seromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur secondary to direct trauma, such as being kicked by another horse. They usually start out as haematomas (bruises) that become seromas…

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Horse health check: 11) The legs

Every owner should know their horse's legs. Every day before and after you ride you should palpate the legs from top to toe, to find any changes from previous examinations.…

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Leg low-down: What is a windgall?

Windgalls occur when the tendon sheath (non-articular windgall) or joint capsule (articular windgall) fills with fluid in the fetlock region. The swellings commonly occur in both limbs, and the swelling…

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