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post #21 of 38 Old 12-15-2010, 03:11 AM Thread Starter
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i havent read the whole thread but when mister Zorro our shetland was gelded we paid extra to get the tetanus shot as well. Did you get this as well?? You never know what could have gotten into the cut.
He did get a tetanus shot at the time he was gelded. But that is a very important reminder that could save a life, so thank you for mentioning it.

My baby hadn't been vaccinated for anything yet. The tetanus was the first vaccination he has gotten. My vet said we would give him the rest of his shots in the spring when I normally do them. We normally do the 4-way and West Nile.
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Well it couldnt be a tetanus infection then,hmmmmmmmm, you wanna hope that the tools the nut-cutter used were sterile!!

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hmm...our vet never gave us antibiotics or an anti-inflamatory.. Our pony did just fine. Is that typical?
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Well it couldnt be a tetanus infection then,hmmmmmmmm, you wanna hope that the tools the nut-cutter used were sterile!!
He is a very experienced vet and he had the tools in a sterile liquid. I think horse castrations must be non-sterile by nature, and that is why they leave a big cut for them to drain out of, rather than doing stitches. It could have been anything that introduced the infection- a speck of dirt, a piece of straw, his tail, or most likely, just the insides of his back legs rubbing against the wound.

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hmm...our vet never gave us antibiotics or an anti-inflamatory.. Our pony did just fine. Is that typical?
My vet didn't give me anything for him initially either. It wasn't until he got an infection and the vet came back out to see him that he gave me antibiotics for him- which I should mention seem to be working great. I took his temp. Three times today and it was normal both morning and evening. After exercise it was 102, but that is A LOT better than yesterday. I just hope he has it beat now and he has smooth sailing here on out. He seemed to feel better today too. Still not his old self, but more mischievous than he has been for a couple of days.

I think it is so important to keep them exercised, and I have been really faithful about it.
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well it may have just been dirt, sweat, our rubbing but you never know what they get into when you are not looking at them Has the infection cleared up a little??

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well it may have just been dirt, sweat, our rubbing but you never know what they get into when you are not looking at them Has the infection cleared up a little??
It looks about the same. A crusty wound that has a small amount of pusy discharge. But his temperature is much better today and what also encouraged me is that his swelling went down a bit after exercise today. It really hadn't been going down like I thought it was supposed to. Maybe I am just looking for good signs when they aren't really there, but I do think there is some improvement. He felt better today too. A little more active than the two previous days. I hope we've turned a corner. I just love the little guy and it worries me sick when he is sick. By the time he is all grown up, I will have a full head of gray hair.
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hahah youngens are so strange with the things they do!! Well its good that the swelling has gone down. Was wround the wound hot as well? That would be a sure sign of infection. Actually recalling now, we put stuff on Zorro's incision, like an antiseptic for it. The vet gave it to us. Would the purple spray(cant remember the actual neme, everyone calls it purple spray) work? What about a saline wash? Im coming up with ideas now!

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I'm a bit ambivalent when it comes to using prophylactic (sp?) antibiotics. Antibiotics tend to be over used, and therefore are less effective than they used to be. I agree with not giving your guy antibiotics until it became evident that he needed them. Most horses probably do fine without the antibiotics.

I'm glad he's getting better. He'll be back to his old self in no time!

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