07-30-2012, 12:32 AM
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That's awful. I'm sorry you're having to deal with it. I can't believe the vet didn't dress the would better by debriding it and getting a look at how many structures were damaged. As far as protecting the hoof, it probably would need to be cleaned and cast in a way that could properly support his weight. Then his leg would be bandaged and he would also likely need immobilization and round the clock care. The assistance of a farrier who is skilled in rehab and special shoeing would be a great help too.
I'd say it's time to have the vet out again, or speak to one who is more of an equine specialist. Often you need to tell vets the level of care you are willing to spend and how you see the horse's future in order for them to assist you with that goal.
Good luck OP, I hope it all works out well.
On another note, the girl someone brought up who went through a similar situation is Fallon Taylor, but her horse went directly to an equine surgery center and stayed there for a good while.
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