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  • Distal limb of the horse anatomy

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    04-17-2012, 11:24 PM
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Yes, listen to Horseman. He is a farrier and knows his hoof anatomy. Please don't wait until Friday to get help. This looks serious.
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    04-17-2012, 11:27 PM
Must have been a really sharp propeller. Poor thing...
    04-17-2012, 11:31 PM
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Originally Posted by CLaPorte432    
Must have been a really sharp propeller. Poor thing...
Was thinking the same thing! Why do they need to be so sharp, its just water!! Please keep us posted. And I would have freaked too! I commend you for keeping your cool!
    04-17-2012, 11:37 PM
Holy sh!t Batman!

Get the first apt. W/ vet you can.

As for how you dealt w/ previous cut in heel, THIS IS TOTALY DIFFERENT!

Take your vet-wrap and wrap well then get to vet for rads and shoeing.

With luck you won't lose the mare.

Not even going into why her and the boat share the same pasture.
    04-18-2012, 12:47 AM
Originally Posted by nuisance    
Working in the medical field, I don't see this as a "true emergency", life nor limb at risk.

No infection, it's not going to kill her, she's not going to loose her foot (or so it looks to me), so I think it can wait until my afternoon off. I know everyone is different on what they deem as an emergency.
I have a nephew who "works in the medical field". He empties the trash and buffs the floors at a local hospital.

There's a reason for the old adage, "No hoof, No horse".

Think it missed the circumflex artery? **


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    04-18-2012, 09:09 AM
Thanks Horseman. I'm a nurse in the medical field, but I have emptied my share of trash cans! Lol
No swelling or heat this morning, no drainage. I am going to call the vet this am, have it padded with gauze and vet wrap so it can breath.

Looking at the above photos, the horse with the injury years ago, it was just the cartlidge in the heel (can you say "just"?).

Looking at the propeller, she luckily didn't get the fins, she hit the hub in the middle and it looks like the nut/bolt, that holds the propeller on is what stopped her hoof from being sliced completely off. The propeller is about 3' off the ground, and about 2' from the fence, she runs behind there for some reason, she has 5 acres, but hangs around the camper and boat, the boat will be backed up where she can't get behind it, even though that's like closing the barn door after the horse got out!
    04-18-2012, 10:13 AM
A horse medical emergency and human medical emergency are not related in any terms. You have a medical emergency with your horse having injured a hoof so badly. Without having immediate care your horse could be permanently crippled. Yes, his limb is compromised. I have a friend who had a horse that injured a hoof much like your horse has. He immediately upon finding the injury disinfected the wound and actually drilled a hole on each side of the cut hoof wall and put a piece of baling guage wire through the holes to make a stitch in the hoof wall. Your horse is going to need special shoeing for some time if not the rest of it's life.
    04-18-2012, 10:33 AM
She has appt with vet at 1:15 this pm. One of my patients, who is a vet (small animal) came in this am, showed him pics, asked if it can wait... He said no, but I had already decided to get her in anyway! I'll let ya'll know..
    04-18-2012, 10:50 AM
Oh poor girl! I hope she recovers well.

Horseman56 always posts the most interesting pictures! Can you give the link to this website Horseman56?
    04-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Originally Posted by bntnail    
Holy sh!t Batman!

Get the first apt. W/ vet you can.

As for how you dealt w/ previous cut in heel, THIS IS TOTALY DIFFERENT!

Take your vet-wrap and wrap well then get to vet for rads and shoeing.

With luck you won't lose the mare.

Not even going into why her and the boat share the same pasture.

The boat is not a broke down, no good thing, it is used most of the summer, and is stored to the side of the pasture, beside the horse trailer and camper. She has plenty of room in the other 5 acres, that they "shouldn't" be a problem, but I guess she made it one!

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