Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Yes find out why they want to keep him so long.. the vet felt I was capable of taking care of Walter's leg. It's a pretty similar injury it appears. I cleaned it everyday with a bucket of warm water and betadine, wore gloves, used new sponges, etc. to keep from spreading old germs. The supplied me with the dermagel to apply, and when proud flesh occurred, the hydro cortisone cream. The biggest problem we had was his boredom in the stall. He went for a lot of walks with the BO.
The first week I had to administer penicillin myself as well. The biggest thing to watch for will be bone chips, and they will be able to xray the leg further into healing to see if anything has come off the bone. Is he moving around on the leg okay?