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    04-18-2012, 10:51 AM
Originally Posted by nuisance    
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!
Horses just looooove to hang around the most dangerous thing they can find; they're like danger magnets.

Hope your girl recovers well and soon!
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    04-18-2012, 11:18 AM
Originally Posted by nuisance    
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..
Good the patient/vet agreed. All those years of treating dogs, cats, hamsters and goldfish adds measurable credibility to their counsel.

An attending farrier would provide value to the equine vet visit.

Please come back with photos and xrays.

    04-18-2012, 11:32 AM
Green Broke
I would be freaked out over this because it looks like the coffin bone could very well be involved. Horses can loose huge chunks of hoof and be fine, but a damaged coffin bone could be crippling.

For instance, if a nail penetrates the coffin bone it could be a life threatening injury for the horse. This IS a reason to be worried, or at least I would be. But I am known to worry over my horses- they are what I live for.
    04-18-2012, 11:43 AM
Now that the initial shock has worn off, I am more concerned, and thank ya'll for your concern also. I wasn't even thinking about the coffin bone, thinking it wasn't near enough to the area, but a better look, tells me, no, I need to be more worried...I wil try my ****est to make sure she gets all the care she needs. One of the drug reps just came in, he had a horse with a hoof injury, and he used a local farrier with very good results, I'm giving him a call!
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    04-18-2012, 11:46 AM
Green Broke
Glad you moved up the vet attention. Hope everythng will be OK.
    04-18-2012, 12:18 PM
Green Broke
Best of luck! Please update us after you have seen the vet. Hopefully we are all just worry-warts.
    04-18-2012, 12:23 PM
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Originally Posted by trailhorserider    
Best of luck! Please update us after you have seen the vet. Hopefully we are all just worry-warts.
Major worry wart here! Praying everything will be ok. Like others said, please keep us posted as soon as you know anything.
    04-18-2012, 12:44 PM
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I hope all go's well at the vet.

When Beauty severed her tendons I never even thought what a huge role my farrier was going to play in her recovery. The vet sent home two pages of instructions for the farrier to follow through out the healing process and lucky for me, he wasn't a "I know best" type of farrier. He followed directions as closely as he could.

In fact, he constantly has to angle that foot so that she walks correctly. Many times he'll even trim just that one in between appointments. Good farriers are SO hard to find.....

Let us know how everything go's. If you get nervous look up a thread by... Can anyone remember her entire username? It's April, she has a beautiful buckskin that sliced half her hoof off and she's been posting updates throughout the year. Very interesting healing process....
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    04-18-2012, 03:29 PM
Back from vet. They're keeping her for 3 days, for antibiotics, observation and dressing changes. Said may send home in a cast where I don't need to change dressing. Xray showes it did nick the coffin bone. He injected some Penicillin in her Coffin joint to see if it came out the wound, it didn't. They will email me the xrays later. They trimmed off part of the flap so when she stands on it, it won't put any pressure on the flap. Said later, he for sure will want some "prescription shoes" on her for awhile. Will xray again in a month or so, to see if the chip is adhering well, if not, they may have to go in and take it out. They ended up doing 2 xrays, first on, one vet thought he saw part of the chipped bone inside the cracked hoof, and if so, they'd have to get it out then, other vet said it was mud on and in the hoof. So they did another, which showed a clean, yet muddy, crack with no bone in it. When he didn't get any Penicillin back thru the cracked hoof, he was really hopeful she didn't get into her coffin joint... but... No, she did it good! But, it could be worse, they really think she will heal with time and care.
Thanks for your good thoughts and prayers..... Now... just have to pay the vet bills, oh well, if it weren't for vet bills, it'd be some other kind of bill!

I'll post the xrays later when I get them. Horseman, if you want me to email them to you, just let me know your email, or you can get them from here, either way.
    04-18-2012, 03:44 PM
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I'm glad that it's not as bad as it could have been. I'm not sure if you've followed Aprils recovery but I'm hoping that if you have time and or the want to read through that this thread and this horses journey might help you to find comfort. It's so scary when they hurt themselves but I'm really glad that it's not as scary an injury as it looks. Also I'm glad that the injury to the coffin bone does not sound as bad as it could have been.

Update to my horse's healing hoof- pics may be gross to some

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