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Deep Infection: Treating Cellulitis

Cellulitis is an infection of the deep layers of the skin and is actually fairly common. The major symptoms are persistent heat and swelling, sometimes with pain and lameness. Because it is usually found on the legs, cellulitis can be confused with a joint or tendon/ligament injury. However, the swelling occurs only on one side of the cannon bone or around the cannon bone (not just over the tendons) or extends beyond the limits of the joint capsule. Cellulitis usually starts through something simple, like a scrape or scratches. Skin reactions from liniments and paints can

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