Reply To: OTTB

Mapale Mapale
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My mare has a stretched tendon sheath that allows for the collection of fluid slightly more than a windpuff. It’s cosmetic and visible, but doesn’t affect soundness, however when fluid collects I wrap, cold hose, and restrict her until the swelling goes down. Additionally because she has the history of injury I give her SmartFlex Rehab supplement to help keep her sound and I highly recommend it. If there is fluid I think you should show caution re work until the fluid dissipates and check for lameness at a trot on pavement or on a pivot. If you ever do detect lameness it might be time to call a vet.

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