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post #21 of 35 Old 07-06-2012, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
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Oh my! Poor Hunter! Glad he was able to get staples! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
That is horrible Copperhead! Some people think that their way is the right way and are so stubborn to everything. The battle to treat the head wound is trying but thankfully I have plenty of patience. I don't blame her for the fight, it hurts.

Riccil0ve, I was given 'old' advise originally but have stumbled upon and outstanding vet that is more current and is more about the animal and not the $$

Thanks again for all the concern, advise and well wishes. I will be sure to let you know the out come of today's vet visit.
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post #22 of 35 Old 07-06-2012, 07:14 PM
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post #23 of 35 Old 07-06-2012, 08:36 PM
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It looks bad, but I've seen way worse. My sister had one that pretty much scalped himself - luckily I hauled him in time, and his name went from Ice to Frankeinstien, aka Frankie, credit to myself. He really did look like Frankeinstien. LOL

Healed up wonderfully, though. It's amazing how resilient horses can be.
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post #24 of 35 Old 07-06-2012, 09:00 PM
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Arei's head wound got worse from what looked like being caught and pulled further back on Tuesday.


Had her vet out and got the chunk of flesh cut off and the wound rounded up nicely. No stitches necessary, just packed it with medicated stop bleed crystals (forgot the name). And instructed to apply Tri-care ointment as needed and Swat for wounds around the area but not directly on the wound.

Got a little education from her vet about Nitrofurazone and Cut & Heal. That neither should be applied anywhere near the eyes such as the head. I was originally mixing the Nitrofurazone with Cut & Heal and Swat for wounds and applying it to the wound. Also learned that Nitrofurazone is a great promoter for proud flesh, especially in large and/or deep wounds.
Now, today, the vet is needed again.
I have discovered her eye has a yellowish cloudiness within the bottom of her eye...

And even a light film of cloudiness over all...

I am now waiting here at work on pins and needles for her vet to call, she was running out to check her out for me sometime today.

First thing is OUCH!!!!!!

Second thing...
I had a cow with IBR and Barb from barbswellness.com who has been dealing with animals including horses for years... Anyway my cow had cloudiness all over both eyes to the point where she couldn't see, and I did a little research found Barbs site, gave the cow the clay & some kind of plankton eye drops....and now she can see again... Which the vet had slim thoughts of the cow's eyes recovering, but I also was glad the vet came as she gave some homopathic drops to put in her eyes...
I know your horse is not a cow or that it has IBR, but I think you should check it out though...

I hope she won't get infection... Hope she recovers fine!

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post #25 of 35 Old 07-09-2012, 11:31 AM
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It looks bad, but I've seen way worse. My sister had one that pretty much scalped himself - luckily I hauled him in time, and his name went from Ice to Frankeinstien, aka Frankie, credit to myself. He really did look like Frankeinstien. LOL

Healed up wonderfully, though. It's amazing how resilient horses can be.
Best of luck and quick heal for your little one!

Hunter went from Hunter to Houdini (cus he kept escaping) and now Frank (Frankenstein cus of the staples) lol
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post #26 of 35 Old 07-09-2012, 11:36 AM
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Oh my! Poor Hunter! Glad he was able to get staples! Wishing you a speedy recovery.
That is horrible Copperhead! Some people think that their way is the right way and are so stubborn to everything. The battle to treat the head wound is trying but thankfully I have plenty of patience. I don't blame her for the fight, it hurts.

Riccil0ve, I was given 'old' advise originally but have stumbled upon and outstanding vet that is more current and is more about the animal and not the $$

Thanks again for all the concern, advise and well wishes. I will be sure to let you know the out come of today's vet visit.
Thanks, staples came out Saturday. This is what it looked like.
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We even went for a trail ride yesterday, jast had to be super careful putting bridle on.
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post #27 of 35 Old 07-09-2012, 03:48 PM
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I am terlling you invest in so Doc underwoods horse medicene.. that stuff is WONDERFUL
And you do not have to fight with the horse to clean and apply.

Underwood Horse Medicine - Wynnewood Oklahoma

you can read instructions on the link posted

I promise you you will not be disapointed
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post #28 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 12:52 PM Thread Starter
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YAY! For Hunter! Looks so good so quickly.
Arei is healing nicely as well, her head wound is shrinking up and is almost half the size it originally was.

She has also gotten WAY better on letting me handle her head.
As for her eye, the Vet made it out on Sunday and examined her only to find out that indeed the head wound was blunt force trauma The cloudiness was white blood cells settling from a very hard hit to the head. From where her head got cut open it was hard to think how she could have slammed it so hard. But after reannilizing this situation, we came up with a better picture on how, she had to have had her head through her panels, got caught, panic'd and when broke free slammed her head in that spot.
Long story short, her eye is clearing up with some ointment drops and she will be okay!
Thanks again for all your concern and happy quick healing to all your babies!

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post #29 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 12:54 PM Thread Starter
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I am terlling you invest in so Doc underwoods horse medicene.. that stuff is WONDERFUL
And you do not have to fight with the horse to clean and apply.

Underwood Horse Medicine - Wynnewood Oklahoma

you can read instructions on the link posted

I promise you you will not be disapointed
I have heard nothing but great things about this product, I will definitely be adding it to my vet kit!
Thanks

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post #30 of 35 Old 07-11-2012, 01:44 PM
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Wow it looks so much better already, so glad she is getting better with you handling her head. Glad her eye will be OK too, sheesh ya think you have stress in your life without the ponies hurting themselves.
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