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Help please , my horse went through some fence and his back leg is cut up

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    05-27-2012, 03:48 PM
I am having a vet to come out next week for vaccinations on both the boys and I have some horse penicillin that I can give to him. (Ya I know I spelled that wrong lol)
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    05-27-2012, 05:44 PM
Originally Posted by Calming Melody    
I have some horse penicillin that I can give to him. (Ya I know I spelled that wrong lol)
Ask the vet's advice before you give ay painkillers of that sort; you could be doing more harm than good.
    05-27-2012, 06:29 PM
Thats not a painkiller , it's an anibiotic
    05-27-2012, 07:43 PM
My bad....long day. In any case, I would confirm with a vet before you give him anything.
    05-27-2012, 11:17 PM
Hopefully it's just the photo, but his hock looks very swollen to me. Personally I wouldn't be comfortable waiting a week for the vet to see him.
    05-27-2012, 11:21 PM
Both legs are the same size , he is 21 years old and is sorta chuncky but I have been keeping a close eye on it and it seems to be healing good!
    05-28-2012, 02:07 AM
Originally Posted by Calming Melody    
The cut really wasn't that deep , thankfully , the deepest the one may be is maybe like a cm. I been watching him for the past few hours and he is walking fine and was even running a little bit ...I am very thankfull that it wasn't much worse !! I say we won't be changing out fence , we live on 23 acres and that's a lot of fence. When I have had horses before , we have always had barbed wire fence , and the horse has been around it since he was born. Now I did notice tonight while I was watching them that someone was shooting a gun nearby and they didn't like it at all ! I wonder if that may have had something to do with it ? I will def keep updating the post and tell ya'll how he is doing ! Going to check his bandage in the morning and put some more spray and anitbiotic cream on it.
My pasture too is all barbed wire and I must say it is the worst thing for horses. My two horses are always getting scratched up on it, not cut but scratched. I can't replace the whole fence because we get cattle sometimes too. It is great for cattle but is the worst thing for horses. We have 40 acres that is divided up into a front and back, so I was thinking of having one of the sides redone for horses and leaving the other side for cattle. Maybe you could do the same. If anyone could tell us what the best kind of fencing for horses is that would be great and use that kind of fencing for the horses and leave the barbed wire for cattle.
    05-28-2012, 04:18 PM
I like the no-climb horse fence, it's woven wire with 2"X4" openings. I put it all the way to the ground & top it with electric tape to prevent leaning. I use the 5' height in high traffic areas & the 4' height in others but the electric makes it much higher.
In hindsight I should have used the electric rope on top as I do have to replace the tape when it wears out.

The best fence is one that horses stay away from. With this fence the horses can't get over, under or through.
    05-28-2012, 04:20 PM

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    05-28-2012, 04:26 PM
There are different shots for Tetanus. One as a vaccine, one if the animal has been injured. Call your Vet and get the correct injection. No antibiotics, do not over use antibiotics, they are not a preventative medicine.
Get rid of the barbed wire. Get some 'field fence' or put hot wires.
Hope your horse heals quickly.
The best fence is 2 and 3/8's inch oil field pipe that has been cleaned, with a top rail of about 5' and the post ten feet apart with three lateral . They cannot bend it, run through it or ever get a hoof caught. It is expensive !!

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