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        11-21-2012, 07:39 AM
      #11
    Showing
    HC, I think you have had more than your share of bad luck :( Sending healing vibes.
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        11-21-2012, 07:41 AM
      #12
    Green Broke
    Your vet did a nice job. Keep up the good work.
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        11-21-2012, 09:12 AM
      #13
    Green Broke
    I'm pretty happy with the vet's work at this stage as well. Was hard to tell much by the lights of the car last night, but it looks decent today.
         
        11-21-2012, 09:53 AM
      #14
    Yearling
    Amazing difference already. All the positive healing thoughts and prayers are working. You are doing a great job keeping it nice and clean. Hope the next bandage change shows just as much improvement and the whole healing process is quick.

    I hate wire fences but have had a horse injured so bad on wood fences too. The truth is, the accident can happen everywhere. Or anywhere. We can only do our best to keep them safe and deal with the accidents as they come.
         
        11-21-2012, 06:25 PM
      #15
    Green Broke
    Wow did your vet ever do a great job. I was expecting it to look much worse. Healing vibes coming your way!
         
        11-21-2012, 08:07 PM
      #16
    Yearling
    Ouchies, wishing Rex and speedy recovery!

    Although, the wound is looking much better already. You and your vet are doing an amazing job!
         
        11-21-2012, 08:40 PM
      #17
    Started
    I'm praying for your baby! That is terrible that it happened but it looks pretty good compared to how it started out. My colt was attacked by a dog as a two week old. It was a traumatic horribly deep wound the flesh was barely hanging on it took 17 stitches to put him back together. I used this stuff called Underwoods horse medicine and it really helped Jet. I've been told its great for reducing the proud flesh which you will be contending with especially with that leg injury. I can get it locally at my feed store but you can get it from this website https://www.underwoodhorsemedicine.com/. It work wonders Jet didn't get a single white scaring hair. It's great for getting your horses hair to come back. I seriously recommend it. You can read other peoples's testimonials there as well, there are before and after pictures and there is also another horse pictured who also degloved one of its legs. I don't have a before picture of Jet but here is him all healed up. Anyways I really think it can help your horse and its not very expensive. Good luck with him I hope for a speedy recovery.

    Jet all healed up you can see it was a massive wound but its not as noticeable now.
         
        11-21-2012, 08:47 PM
      #18
    Trained
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    Originally Posted by natisha    
    How could that be true? Yes, plain wire can slice but barbed wire not only slices but grabs & rips flesh too. It's much easier to fix cuts than minced meat.
    Barbed wire has no place in modern horse keeping with safer alternatives available.
    The theory behind that is a horse will push a barbed wire fence, get poked, back off, as opposed to just being able to push a wire fence without any actual repercussion. Wire fencing isn't great for horses in general, I'm not sure I'll ever say one is worse than the others.

    That's not the point though. It's very common for people to have wire fencing and there's no way HC could have predicted this or changed the outcome. Rex could have gotten tangled in hot tape or broken a wood fence and who knows what his injuries might have been.

    HC, you've had way too much bad luck. I'm so sorry this happened to your man, I'll be rooting for him every day for a speedy recovery with no hiccups. Hugs and jingles and carrots!
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        11-21-2012, 09:11 PM
      #19
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Peppy Barrel Racing    
    I'm praying for your baby! That is terrible that it happened but it looks pretty good compared to how it started out. My colt was attacked by a dog as a two week old. It was a traumatic horribly deep wound the flesh was barely hanging on it took 17 stitches to put him back together. I used this stuff called Underwoods horse medicine and it really helped Jet. I've been told its great for reducing the proud flesh which you will be contending with especially with that leg injury. I can get it locally at my feed store but you can get it from this website https://www.underwoodhorsemedicine.com/. It work wonders Jet didn't get a single white scaring hair. It's great for getting your horses hair to come back. I seriously recommend it. You can read other peoples's testimonials there as well, there are before and after pictures and there is also another horse pictured who also degloved one of its legs. I don't have a before picture of Jet but here is him all healed up. Anyways I really think it can help your horse and its not very expensive. Good luck with him I hope for a speedy recovery.

    Jet all healed up you can see it was a massive wound but its not as noticeable now.
    I have heard fantastic things about underwoods, however getting it shipped to me, while not impossible, is entirely cost prohibitive. Vet has recommended pretty much the same protocol as I had with Kody, pack the wound with natural, unprocessed honey and wrap it up to keep it moist.

    I think the worst thing regarding the fence is that it is pretty much the only fence on the property that didn't have a hot tape stand off yet. Always the freaking way.

    Thanks for the healing thoughts. He just had his feet done this morning which was an interesting task with him not really wanting to put all his weight on that leg.
         
        11-22-2012, 06:00 AM
      #20
    Foal
    From mine and others experience with wire, Plain wire is worse because it springs back and curls up and leaves a burn like mark, whereas the barbs on barb wire stick and grab and don't go any further. This is only from the various injuries received by both people and horses that I know. By the way rex's leg is looking great all things consider. Just make sure you keep an eye out that he doesn't end up with proud flesh. Will you ever be able to ride him again??
         

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