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post #1 of 4 Old 08-07-2012, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Stepped on a Nail.... Outcome

I have been sorely absent from the HF the last 8 or so months. I had just brought home a new horse when I last posted regularly.

Longggg story short:
2wks and 2 days after I got her, she stepped on a nail. 5 wks later, after numerous treatments, wraps, soaking, antibiotics, bute, banamine and a host of other things, the vet suggested she be euthanized. This was 3 days before Christmas.

Christmas Eve, she stood on the injured foot and Christmas Day, she walked on the injured foot. In 3 days, she went from barely moving and laying down often (putting her head in my lap, moaning and huffing and groaning), to hardly ever laying down again.

That was on 11/14/11. In January, I started her on homeopathic and holistic treatments and in February, she had her first of many visits from a barefoot trimmer.

Last week, a new trimmer came out (I didn't really like the other one but she was the only one I could find at the time) and gave me renewed hope. Not only is my girl doing better, my new trimmer thinks she should be sound to ride again in the very near future.

All I ever hoped was for her to be pasture sound (she has been for months) but to hear that she might be ridden... I'm ecstatic!

Just wanted to share!

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post #2 of 4 Old 08-07-2012, 04:53 AM
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Oh wow what an experience! Glad shes going to come out of it though :)

Tess stood on a nail a few years back and it went deep, very serious. We had to poultice it and change the poultice every 2 days. She was out of action for 6 months!

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post #3 of 4 Old 08-07-2012, 08:21 AM
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What great news!
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post #4 of 4 Old 08-07-2012, 10:19 AM
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Great job! So happy the prognosis sounds so positive for your horse.
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