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post #1 of 3 Old 03-02-2013, 09:18 PM Thread Starter
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I'd consider Sunny PRETTy lucky.

Well, I guess.. he is pretty lucky. considering it could have been MUCH worse.. So I was going about my chores.. feeding first, the cows.. and out of the corner of my eye.. I see Sunny backing up/rearing.. then I see him pulling the fence with his leg.. great.. So I run over.. after the he breaks the BARBED-Wire..:(.. and go and check him over.. and I see nothing.
At first Im like.. how does my horse get so lucky. to paw at the fence and not even have a scratch.. then.. he started to bleed.. so then I saw.. a couple slices.. in the back of his leg/hoof.. he has one that goes under the 'bulb' I think they call it. and ripped a bit of the skin that goes to the hoof off.. if that makes since.. ... I washed off his leg.. noticing a couple more.. LITTLE gashes and slices.. and then put some vetrycin on it... I think ill do the same in the morning.. Gosh do I feel lucky.. as it could have been WAY WAY WAY worse.... I wish I didnt have barbed wire:(

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I'm glad things weren't bad enough to require stitches. I was never that lucky

I would keep washing him with the Vetericyn but after "disinfecting" him with that, I would put some sort of antibiotic ointment on the open wounds. Anything you have in the bathroom cabinet will work.

You want to keep bacteria out of those wounds as, sometimes, cellulitis can develop. It isn't that common but not all that uncommon either.

My friend's husband once spent two weeks in the hospital with a serious case of cellulitis in his leg. He had a cut and got fish guts in it while he was filleting a fish after catching it

If that wasn't bad enough, a couple years later her horse developed a bad case on his hind legs while she was on vacation and her over-21-horse-savvy niece was babysitting.

That cost a big fat vet bill, plenty of meds and days of cold-hosing but the horse healed and with no apparent kidney or liver damage.

I'm not trying to scare the boots off you, just want you to know what could happen and it might be best to keep his wounds covered with an antibiotic

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post #3 of 3 Old 03-03-2013, 01:17 PM
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Make sure your horse is current on his tetanus vaccination. Any horse that has wounds and hasn't had a tetanus vaccination within 6 months, I will give a booster to.
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