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    06-03-2010, 07:40 AM
Green Broke

I swear my horses enjoy freaking me out.

something wrong with this picture yeah?

yep, not pretty

It appears that poor Rexy has copped a hoof from another horse. Right in the knee. It's not so much fun being the bottom of the pecking order. Luckily it appears to only be a little cut. The swelling seems to be from the impact, there's no heat in it, but it is definitely sore to the touch. He's favouring that leg a little, but not excessively. I cleaned it up as best I could (I didn't have any warm water so I had to use cold, sorry Rexy!), and put some betadine on it. Will take out some warm water tomorrow and clean it up properly and keep an eye on it from there. This was as clean as I could get it today

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    06-03-2010, 01:57 PM
Green Broke
Poor guy. Horses always find a way to get hurt. I think they do it on purpose to freak us out. XD I hope he's feeling better soon!
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    06-03-2010, 10:07 PM
Green Broke
It certainly seems that way! Haha. I am just about to head out the door and will be cleaning it up more and checking out the damage in a little while. Here's hoping I go out and the swellings all gone and he's all better! Hahaha
    06-16-2010, 07:18 AM
Green Broke
*sigh* we have proud flesh. Not much but it's there.

    06-16-2010, 09:16 AM
Green Broke
Try 'Yellow Lotion' on it, it is a Ranvet product and I have used it on several wounds that looked much much nastier than this one with zero proud flesh after they were healed. This wound looks like it is at the perfect stage to use it so don't worry yet! All you do is bandage the wound twice a day with some yellow lotion, cotton pad, gauze etc and you won't have to worry about proud flesh at all. It is also an antibacterial so will prevent infection.

Good luck!
    06-16-2010, 09:22 AM
Green Broke
Thanks for the suggestion! I have seen that yellow lotion at a rural supplies store, but haven't thought to check it out. I cleaned it up today and put some betadine on it and then sprayed it with a little cetrigen to keep the bugs away. I was wondering whether bandaging it would be worthwhile or not actually. I might run in to the store tomorrow and grab some of that yellow lotion.

I'm quite paranoid about any little thing wrong with my horses at the moment as it has been a rough few months!!
    06-16-2010, 09:33 AM
Green Broke
I know what it is like worrying about horse injuries, I feel for you! The wound probably doesn't need bandaging as it looks really clean but the yellow lotion will work better if you can bandage it on. If not you can just dab it onto the wound directly as it is quite a thick consistency, rinse and repeat twice a day, it will still work!
    06-16-2010, 09:39 AM
Green Broke
Hmm, I might bandage it on for a day or so and see how we go with that. He's been very patient with me poking and prodding him so far, so I'd love to help him heal as quick as possible.

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