LEG WOUNDS – IT’S NOT JUST SIZE THAT MATTERS

Wounds in horses are extremely common and a lot of the time they are only minor. But there are many synovial structures (joints and tendon sheaths) in the lower limb with very little protection from overlying tissues, so even tiny wounds in this area can be extremely serious. If a wound introduces bacteria into a synovial structure, these bacteria can colonise very quickly causing inflammation and increased pressure within the¬†joint which rapidly becomes very painful. Severe lameness can be suggestive […]