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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2016-08-18 9:02 AM
Subject: Introducing BOT products to your horse......


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My 4yr old gelding somehow injured himself in the pasture and has some hind leg swelling that initially went down quite a bit after the first day. No noticeable heat, soreness, or lameness. 3 days later the swelling around his fetlock down to his hoof has increased. Still no noticeable heat, soreness, or lameness. I tried sweating the fetlock initially since there was no heat. It made no difference, so I've been cold hosing. Now I'm picking up BOT quick wraps in about an hour and while I've tried to research it I haven't had much luck in finding anything about the time length for introducing these to him..... Also should I just use the one boot on the affected leg or go ahead and boot both legs?

Yes I am in contact with my vet. After what my mare has put me through my paranoia is quite high. Usually these things don't rattle me, but it's how the fetlock is swollen and that there is minor swelling on the inside of the hock still that bugs me. If it looked like stocking up I wouldn't be so worried. However it's mainly the inside vs the whole fetlock. It's weird.
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SmokinGirlie
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2016-08-18 9:17 AM
Subject: RE: Introducing BOT products to your horse......



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 Personally, I wouldn't add heat to it. When you palpate, does he react? 
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2016-08-18 9:26 AM
Subject: RE: Introducing BOT products to your horse......


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No. As I mentioned, no obvious heat, no obvious soreness, and no obvious lameness. Vet is the one that suggesting trying them. I just can't find any info on the introductory process for the BOT products.
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SmokinGirlie
Reg. Jun 2006
Posted 2016-08-18 9:31 AM
Subject: RE: Introducing BOT products to your horse......



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I know you mentioned that, but if you poke around I was wondering if he reacted. If he were mine I would not add heat, but that's just me.  

ETA: my reasoning, heat typically isn't applied to a new injury, you want to decrease any inflammation, obvious or not.
Adding heat works best with muscle, stiffness, old injuries, etc. 


Found this online:


How do I use BOT?We recommend an introduction time of 2-4 hours/day for the first 3-5 days to get the body used to the effects, but the length of introduction can vary between individuals - use your judgment to determine when ready for longer use.  For the best results, after the introduction time, use the products for longer periods of time daily - such as overnight.  Every 3-4 weeks we recommend not using the products for 3-6 days.  The period of discontinued use is for you to assess/reassess the progress of your horse or dog and even yourself.  Products may be worn for a period of 8-12 hours/day.

Edited by SmokinGirlie 2016-08-18 9:34 AM
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2016-08-18 9:40 AM
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No he doesn't have any reaction if I mess with it or poke it. Acts like nothing is wrong.

Thank you! I couldn't get their website to work on my phone.
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2016-08-18 10:05 AM
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The game plan the vet advised was to alternate between ice and heat. I'm getting ice boots from work today as well. Still waiting on him to send me his schedule so I can get an appointment.
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Southtxponygirl
Reg. Nov 2006
Posted 2016-08-18 11:00 AM
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I would wrap/boot both legs. So they would have the same amount of support. 
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Serenity06
Reg. Feb 2011
Posted 2016-08-24 10:09 AM
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Alternating the heat and ice therapy is working! Still no lameness or anything and the swelling is almost completely gone.
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