About a month ago, my mare suffered some sort of problem with her hind leg- it swelled up and was stiff and sore and hot but not lame- we box rested for a few days with cold horsing and bandaging and it got much better after about 3 days.
Recently, shes been suffering with intermittent swelling on the outside of her same hind leg- above the fetlock. The swelling is very minor- just enough so the leg looks slightly smoother but is warm and NOT lame or sore.
She seems to get better after turnout and generally it is worse after a night in, but sometimes stabling doesn't affect it at all.
(If it helps, prior to this she suffered some sort of skin infection on said leg, resulting in hair loss, which we hibiscrubbed etc- it is now better but still has some hair loss)
Should I maybe bandage legs at night?
She has been out in the field for two days and the swelling and heat has gone as it has done with this treatment previously.
Sorry for such a long post, but I could really do with some ideas, as we'd rather not get vet out when theres no pain and it would be difficult to show the vet as the swelling is so unpredictable.
Maybe some time off work in the field?