Help for Painful Swollen Sheath

SWELLING means infection

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swollen sheath unknown case

My horse developed a very swollen sheath approximately a month ago, but with treatment (including antibiotics for 1 week, hydrotherapy, walking) had been improving. Greatly improved in the am yesterday, but by evening became too uncomfortable to move/walk. Temp of 102.1 and heart rate of 80 last night...Vet came out administered antibiotics (no colic symptoms whatsoever) treating swelling, blood work came out fine. Urinating okay... highly allergic to acorns in the past, so they have been eliminated from his environment! Still surrounded by oak tree pollen. Swelling had been going down and seemed to be nearly back to normal yesterday am but by pm was very bad.. Today, somewhat improved, vitals are good, appetite is good, movement has improved from last night. Owner, Trainer, Vet are all puzzled by the possible cause(s) of this condition.

Ranger Boy 344 days ago

itchy swollen sheath

appears to be itchy, not painful in my geldings

sandi more than 1 year ago

itchy swollen sheath

appears to be itchy, not painful in my geldings

sandi more than 1 year ago