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post #11 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 10:09 AM
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Aww FGR!
I'm so sorry to hear about that! :( I'm glad he's figuring out how to drink water. That must be so painful for him. You and Dillon are in my thoughts.
I hope he heals up just fine. Please keep us updated.
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post #12 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 10:13 AM
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I will be thinking about this little guy, I hope he heals up well. Really tough spot to treat, hopefully mother nature will do her best and he'll be right as rain soon enough.

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post #13 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 10:30 AM
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Wow, he's a good boy! Glad he's cooperating & dealing with it nicely.

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post #14 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 11:42 AM
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What an awful thing t find hun. You are upto date with tetanus etc arent you? If not, get them done.
Now...it may not be as bad as it looks. I have treated worse, (Im a trainee vet, and qualified equine vet tech). It looks sooo bad at the moment because its fresh, swollen, dry blood, etc. You need to ensure you get an antibiotic shot, and get some anti inflams from your vet, bute is good for rapidly reducing swelling, its is also a painkiller. Although you will probably get some scarring, once the swelling goes down it may not be as bad as it first appears, swelling makes thing look much worse.
Keep it clean as possible, trckle cold water over it to aid in reducing the swelling too...i know its easier said than done, but this will also improve blood flow so ensuring the white blood cells attack any incoming infections.
It will quickly improve, don't be too worried, but that's easer said than done too.
Hope he gets better soon.
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post #15 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 12:33 PM
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What an awful thing t find hun. You are upto date with tetanus etc arent you? If not, get them done.
Now...it may not be as bad as it looks. I have treated worse, (Im a trainee vet, and qualified equine vet tech). It looks sooo bad at the moment because its fresh, swollen, dry blood, etc. You need to ensure you get an antibiotic shot, and get some anti inflams from your vet, bute is good for rapidly reducing swelling, its is also a painkiller. Although you will probably get some scarring, once the swelling goes down it may not be as bad as it first appears, swelling makes thing look much worse.
Keep it clean as possible, trckle cold water over it to aid in reducing the swelling too...i know its easier said than done, but this will also improve blood flow so ensuring the white blood cells attack any incoming infections.
It will quickly improve, don't be too worried, but that's easer said than done too.
Hope he gets better soon.
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post #16 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 01:04 PM
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((((hugs))))) omggg im sooo sorry you and your colt are in my prayers I hope it heals well! At least he's drinking and eatting okay! Give him a hug for me!
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post #17 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 01:31 PM
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You and your colt are in my thoughts.


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post #18 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 01:33 PM
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post #19 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 01:42 PM
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Oh, the poor little guy! I hope he heals soon, what an ordeal for both of you :/
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post #20 of 33 Old 05-12-2008, 03:00 PM
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Poor guy - I bet he [and you] is really hurting.


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Originally Posted by FehrGroundRanch
He's learned to lap the water like a dog and then he will dip his face in, right down past his cut (covering his nostrils) and take a few good mouthfuls.

I don't know if there is anything out there but since he is sort of self soaking the wound, maybe the vet could give you something to put in his water bucket to help fight infection and help it heal.
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