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post #71 of 315 Old 12-27-2013, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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the Vet wanted to attempt to stitch it but I told her no. I doubt they would stay in, and like Sharpie said the fence strand went down underneath the tissue. It'd be a waste of money and the last thing I need to do is spend more money when this is more than expensive enough.

Was going to go up today but the Vet who's been treating him is off, so we're going up tomorrow morning. They're bandaging every other day, so today wasn't a bandage day either.

They do want to keep him for a month but I'm not really thrilled with that idea. I'm thinking maybe until they're done with the IM/IV antibotics (I don't know which one it is they're giving. Just that they're giving two different kinds.) I wasn't really re-assured when the other vet today said "Well I've never really dealt with an injury that had that much bone exposed.." But it does look like some granulated tissue is starting, so at least there's that.

He'll be home eventually, we have his stall ready and bedded down with straw and a few toys hanging around.
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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?
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He's got a little hitch to his step but yes he's walking and standing on it. Personally I think they're not use to dealing with an injury like this, at least the Vet that is treating it isn't. It's a company of 3 different ones, so I'd assume the owner and lead Vet is. But we're going to talk to them tomorrow, my BO had a horse with a similar injury several years ago and is familiar with how to bandage it so we're not worried about that.

Bone chips do concern me, I'd rather bring him home and save the money for a possible sequestrum then keep him there just so they can 'keep an eye on it.'
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He's got a little hitch to his step but yes he's walking and standing on it. Personally I think they're not use to dealing with an injury like this, at least the Vet that is treating it isn't. It's a company of 3 different ones, so I'd assume the owner and lead Vet is. But we're going to talk to them tomorrow, my BO had a horse with a similar injury several years ago and is familiar with how to bandage it so we're not worried about that.

Bone chips do concern me, I'd rather bring him home and save the money for a possible sequestrum then keep him there just so they can 'keep an eye on it.'
We didn't know there was a bone chip until June. Leg was healing perfectly, and then it wasn't making any more progress, had a pouch, and was icky. xrayed, and there it was. It was sitting vertically to the bone. The vet said we can wait and see if it works itself out, or go and take it out. It was about $300 or so to remove the chip.
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i learned a long time ago the saying 'its a long way from the heart' and i have found that to be true many many times sometimes the worst looking cut youve ever seen heals super quick.....i always keep them clean and use my iodine and corona cream stays handy cuz it does the job and keeps the flesh supple and healthy! glad he's ok
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OH BTW the facebook page Appaloosa Horses had a picture of your boy on it the other day! I was like "Hey! I know that appy!"
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Yes! I saw that. It was his May photo from a shoot at the barn I board at, his poor tail. I don't know why that chose -that- picture.
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Yes! I saw that. It was his May photo from a shoot at the barn I board at, his poor tail. I don't know why that chose -that- picture.
haha the classic appy tail ;) He looked very nice though.
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Oh wow. I hope he comes home soon. All the best wishes and jingles going your way!!!

I got an Uncle Jimmies hanging ball for Hunter when he was on 6 weeks stall rest last year. It was pretty funny and made a mess of his face but it kept him occupied.

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Here is Hunter playing with - we did hang it higher.

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Went up and saw Stryder today. His wound is looking much better, there's still a lot of bone showing under the flap of skin but we watched the Vet treat it and both me and my BO feel comfortable flushing and bandaging, so we'll be bringing him home Monday after they bandage again.



Twitchy face.

First time bandaging without sedation. He stood still for most of it, then they had to twitch him to clean under the skin.






I was much happier with how it looked, compared to the pic the vet texted me yesterday (which must have been from Tuesday.)

long necked, chunky, spotted boy



Anyone know a good alternative to neosporin? I need something in bigger quantities or I'll be going through tubes of the store-brand stuff like candy.
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