Q: My horse’s legs get puffy when they are stabled, is there anything I can do to help?

filled leg 2A: Filled legs are a common problem when your horse is stabled for longer than normal periods of time. This is often due to a collection of fluid, which would ordinarily be pumped around the horse’s body when the horse moves. When the horse’s movement is restricted, such as when confined to their stable, this fluid can collect in the horse in stalllower limbs causing the legs to fill. Where possible, walking the horse (in hand or using a walker) will help to disperse this fluid. We would also recommend feeding No Fill to support the lymphatic and circulatory systems, to help keep legs slim, and make your horse more comfortable when stabled.

Olivia Colton MSc Nutritional and Technical Coordinator

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