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post #11 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 01:38 PM Thread Starter
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No the vet never saw her. When I asked about stitichs he said they don't stich there.
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post #12 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 01:45 PM Thread Starter
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I also use a horse wound spray.

Does anyone have a simular experiance with an injury at the same spot and had it stiched up?
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post #13 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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That could of easily been stitched at 24 hours but not now. The edges were moist, close enough and clean not jagged. Either way the vet should of been out at a minimum to clean the wound up, wrap it properly and administer antibiotics. That's an injury that most horseowners can deal with on their own but not first time out.

The white is not bone, it's tendon. Exposed bone is alot more serious.
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post #14 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 02:03 PM
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a mar at the barn I work had a similar wound in the hind leg, it got partially stitched (she lost a lot of skin in one side, that's why they didnt stitch all of it) and it had to be properly washed and cleaned then we putted furacine (i donno if the name is the same there), then we putted a cotton around the leg (cos we didn't want the wrap to be to tight and cut the blood circulation) and then a flex wrap we changed it every 3 days.
We let her do some exercise in the pen, this increased with the time of the teratment until she was able to be ridden and everything and the wound was fully healed
She was also under a heavy penicillin treatment, she took some time in healing but healled pretty nice considering how bad the cut was, she never got infected.
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post #15 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 02:04 PM
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It looks really big and I'm not positive it can be stitched indeed. I'm surprised vet didn't come out though giving suggestions based only on the owner's description over the phone.

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post #16 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 02:52 PM
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You need to get the vet out. That wound needs to be properly cleaned, and the hair shaved away. I would not put wound spray on an open wound like what you have, most sprays are for superficial wounds or scratches. Even now this late getting the vet will save you money, time and agrivation.
What you have is an injury that if not treated properly now will haunt you and your horse for some time.
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That could of easily been stitched at 24 hours but not now. The edges were moist, close enough and clean not jagged. Either way the vet should of been out at a minimum to clean the wound up, wrap it properly and administer antibiotics. That's an injury that most horseowners can deal with on their own but not first time out.

The white is not bone, it's tendon. Exposed bone is alot more serious.
Thanks for the reply and info.... I have been doing a lot of learing on the internet and youtube.
Do you think I need to get her some pain killers? She seems to be dealing with it ok. Its hard to really know.
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Even if you were told she needs painkillers, you don't know how to administer them. Find a vet a.s.a.p only a qualified vet can help you with an injury like that since she/he sees your horse, and can properly administer the right dose. Good luck!
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post #19 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 03:39 PM
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Most painkillers may only be dispensed with a prescription in any case. I agree with the others; that wound needs a vet exam. If your current vet isn't willing to come out I would change vets.
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post #20 of 24 Old 01-01-2012, 03:53 PM
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Most painkillers may only be dispensed with a prescription in any case. I agree with the others; that wound needs a vet exam. If your current vet isn't willing to come out I would change vets.
I second this. Your horse's legs are very important. I'm also worried about an infection setting in... A vet to at least give you some medicine and instruct you how to use it would be your best bet.

Last summer, my mare (Creampuff) set back because two boys scared her while she was tied. The halter, a nylon, broke; and the cheek buckle skinned her cheek (similar to an M shape). We called the vet, and it ended in 32 stitches. The vet gave us a smidge of medicine that "burns" off proud flesh. The vet you call may send something like this your way. BUT FOLLOW A VET'S ORDERS, because using too much of it could cause further injury ('burning' live flesh).

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