My mare has been showing signs of being a little wind puffy on both her back legs. She was diagonised with Osteoarthritis in both her back hocks a few months ago. I am guessing the wind puffs are a cause from the this and are giving her inflamation and pressure in this area?
I will be getting her xrayed in the next few weeks so we know we're exactly she stands. She hasn't showned any sign of lameness for a few months now, and she on serveral vitamines to help support the fluids back in her hocks. She is retired, so she doesn't get worked or ridden. But I'd still like to keep her as comfortable as possible.
Whenever there is extrem swelling and inflamation the vet recommended I do poltice her legs, to help bring the swelling down. I have been doing the same for Wind Puffs, but I have not noticed the swelling going down, is this normal and should I keep doing this? Or what do you recommend?
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