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    01-21-2010, 06:55 AM
Green Broke
Buzz's leg

My horse Buzz had a sacroid cut off his leg about 5 months ago now I think

When the bandage was on it rubbed it got quite bad, I didnt really know what to do I hadnt really had experiance with bandages, it got to a stage where it was all swollen and Buzz could barely walk I did ring the vet like the day before but she said not to worry about it
Well anyone the bandage had rubbed down to his tendon :(
Its healed up now but its still has like pinkness in it I am putting cream on it
I still ride him and jump him but when I jump now I put excersie bandages on him

I just wanted someone else to have a look at it and tell me its ok I did try and ring the vet ages ago but never got in contact and gave up
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    01-21-2010, 07:19 AM
Green Broke
Ok in the picture it looks worse but I had just out the cream on
    01-21-2010, 01:37 PM
It doesn't look infected but I would see if you can't put a call in to another vet.
Is he lame still? Any heat in his leg or foul stench from the wound?

I don't know where abouts in WA you are but there is a really good horse vet in Bunbury my Dad used, he worked out at the trotting track for years. If you want I can try find the number for you.

P.S. My horse is called Buzz too lol.
    01-21-2010, 11:42 PM
Green Broke
Haha that awesome (about your horse being called buzz)
No theres no swelling his not lame it just looks gross lol
He runs bucks everything i'm just not to sure if it will heal up with out the pinkness and hair will grow over it
And I don't jump him without the bandages on so he can't knock it
I'm in the mandurah area
    01-22-2010, 12:21 AM
Personally I would have made the vet come out to check on it.
    01-22-2010, 12:38 AM
I would be tempted to clip around that wound site, and keep it as clean as may not be infected, and it doesn't look like it is, but keeping the hair away from it will help keep it much cleaner and reduce what matter can get into it.

I would keep a light bandage on it at all times, mainly because it was all the way down to the tendon; one poke from a good stiff peice of hay, and you might be back where you started, infection and swelling wise.
    01-22-2010, 01:05 AM
Green Broke
Its healed up
Its now just a scab I just wanted peolpes opion on it
The vet saw it after the whole thing she just hasnt seen it like this when its healed up
Its now been like 2 months since the bandages have come off and the vet last saw it
The sore had covered all over and there was no tendon showing
I just wanted to know if I am doing the right thing by riding him and bandaging his leg when jumping
    01-28-2010, 11:40 PM
Green Broke
And I will clarify by what I want to know
the wound has healed up its just a scab now
i wanted to know if anyone thinks hair will grow over it and I will be able to jump without bandages again
    01-28-2010, 11:48 PM
It could take awhile--my TB sliced his leg open the summer of '08 on chicken wire that he kicked through (not while in my care) and he still has a visible scar. However, the pin firing scars on his front legs aren't visible unless his legs are wet.
    01-28-2010, 11:58 PM
EDIT becuause I'm an idiot: Didn't read the whole thing, but I would bandage while jumping whether the horse has an injury or not.

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