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post #1 of 12 Old 04-06-2014, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Accident prone mare... -.-

So not even 2 months ago, Summer took a nail to her head and the day after hit her head again. Was seen by vet because I was concerned that she might have had head problems. Checked out clear, no bute needed. So that was all cleared up by now. Well yesterday I go see her in the morning to feed and when I start grooming her she is much more antsy than usual. So I begin to check her out and get by her left front leg and I see its swollen real bad and there's a quarter sized puncture wound on her upper leg. So I take her and clean it up and walk her to see her gait. She walked and trotted so I turned her out figuring I would keep an eye on it. Today... I go to take her out of her stall and her knee on that same leg is swollen to the size of a softball. She is favoring the leg but not enough to keep her in. Come to find out she was being a pain to prince and Sheika in the field that day and it was suspected she twisted her knee. *sigh*

She is walking all right for how sore I can imagine she is... Are all TBs this accident prone? I haven't ever seen a horse manage to hurt themselves more than her!

She will probably be fine and I will call the vet if she doesn't improve within the next couple days. I don't believe in immediately calling a vet and letting an animal heal themselves until intervention is needed. For now I am babying her. Kinda uncool cause its been awesome riding weather!
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-06-2014, 09:42 PM
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You need to be very careful with puncture wounds. Your horse can develop cellulitis in the blink of an eye and it can be deadly. That amount of swelling...I'd be contacting my vet.

I've been there. It took 10 months to treat and rehab my mare from a cellulitis infection.

If she isn't better tomorrow...id be calling the vet.
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Thank you for pointing that out. I will call the vet if she shows no improvement.
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" Are all TBs this accident prone? I haven't ever seen a horse manage to hurt themselves more than her!"

My TB mare's name is Summer too. Aside from minor cuts and scrapes she ran into a tree at a full gallop! Her leg was about the size of an elephant. Scared me to death! Other than a scar, she's just fine now.

Hope your Summer is better soon!
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Summer's leg is looking better today :). Swelling is down.
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Very good. Swelling like that always scares me.
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infection in the bone can kill a horse very quickly with a puncture wound
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post #9 of 12 Old 04-07-2014, 06:48 PM Thread Starter
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It didn't puncture into the meat... Only the surface. Treating it daily. She isn't even limping
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Today all the swelling on Summer's leg is Completely gone. She is doing much better. The wound itself is still okay. Smells okay and looks healthy - for as healthy a wound can look o.O

Anyway, yay!
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