Sound with a Chance of Windpuffs: Diagnosing and Treating Windpuffs in HorsesBecky Shipps
Windpuffs… the name sounds a lot friendlier than they look. Even though they sounds like a type of friendly cloud, windpuffs can be found on the back of your horse’s legs. Although not usually associated with lameness, these soft, fluid-filled pouches on the sides and rear of the fetlock joint can look alarming. Windpuffs can present as purely aesthetic with no soreness or lameness or as an indicator of a more serious condition due to recent injury in which the horse is notably lame. Don’t worry, diagnosing and treating windpuffs isn’t complicated.