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post #1 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 12:51 PM Thread Starter
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Graphic Injury

So of course as my luck has it, we get the worse storm probably of the year and one of my horses chooses that day to hurt herself. Thankfully as nasty has it looks, as long as I keep it clean we shouldn't have to worry about much, as far as soundness and such goes.

So I was wondering what you would do with this wound? We had alot of snow today, drifts are 5 feet high in the driveway and we can't make it out and the vet can't make it in. So Until the blowing snow stops I will have to care for her myself.

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post #2 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 12:56 PM
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Can you take pictures from further away so we can see where this is?

Hose it down to take the big pieces of debrit out and put soak it in betadine. Keep it as clean as you can. I can't tell where it is, but with the location of it, you probably wont be able to cover it and dress it.

Need more pictures.

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post #3 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 12:56 PM
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Well flush it, and make sure it drains its puss (if it has any?), but if she goes and tears it more.. I would somehow cover it in a large 4x4 gauze pad. If you have any? Sorry not too skilled in this department.
Good luck!
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post #4 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 01:41 PM
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Warm bedadine flush will be good.If I'm correct,its on her back hip area?
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post #5 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 03:35 PM Thread Starter
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Yes it is on her hip.

I will be trying to get better pictures when the weather clears up. The wind is blowing at 50km right now and it's miserably cold. It's hard to be out there for too long when I have to leave my three year old son in the house by himself. I live by myself. Hubby works away.
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No advice than that already given but ouch! I hope it heals nice and quick!
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post #7 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 04:57 PM
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Whew, were gonna need some follow up photos of this one. Any idea what she got cut on?
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post #8 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 08:14 PM Thread Starter
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Well after I walked thur the whole pen for over an hour I finally found a chunck of skin on the latch for their barn/shelter door. It's at about ankle level so she must have came around the corner, slipped and fell on it. Freak accident.
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post #9 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 11:25 PM
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well thats going to leave a but all kidding aside you will all thank im full of horse pucky but im putting 2 cents in. any way i had an old indian tell me on a fresh wound like that i aint kidding about this. he told me to pack it with sugar to start leave it for a day then clean it with viniger real good then put honey on it and rap it. the sugar puts a glaze on the flesh and the apple cider viniger cleans it with alot less sting than detadine. the honey has natural bacteria that helps in heeling. and in the summer shake pepper on it to keep the flies away. i wouldnt beleave it if i didnt see it myself.
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post #10 of 17 Old 12-05-2009, 11:31 PM
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OMg I am so sorry to see this, I live in WA, we dont have any snow yet were we are but I just know how scared you musthave been when you saw that! I am sorry that ur horse might be in pain. Ill be thining about you, I hope for the best in all weather and horse wise!
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