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        03-30-2013, 07:26 PM
    How often do you check on the horse? The wound doesn't look fresh which makes me think it had been like that for a bit of time. My guess is if it had been tended to sooner a vet could have stitched it. The horse doesn't look like it is cared for that well.
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        03-30-2013, 07:33 PM
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    Churumbeque- I last saw her myself on Thursday night, because I feed her in the evenings. She was fed again Friday morning at around 6, I think, and that's the last time she was checked on. No one lives on the property, so it could have been as much as 12 hours (I came out at 5:30 Friday night) after the injury that I found her. I don't have any excuses, but I don't have any solutions either.

    As for her not looking healthy, its because she's not. She's had a HARD time of it, as you might see in her other thread 'Stunted Yearling'. She's had a hell of a time. First being orphaned, then neglect with no feed whatsoever in a muddy paddock, then battling EHV when she first came to us and nearly dying. She was about 100 lbs underweight and weighed barely 300 pounds when we got her in late December. Add that to abcessing, a messed up shoulder, and lice- and she DOES look ill cared for, but I promise you that I'm doing everything I possible can to help her.

    The greyish dusty tint to her coat is lice dust that I brushed into her coat Thursday, but her coat IS unhealthy. Its been the last thing on our minds though with all of her health problem though, honestly.
        03-30-2013, 07:39 PM
    Oh my goodness... I am so sorry, that looks awful and I hope she's able to recover. It might not be an option because of the circumstances (not wanting to advertise what happened, not being able to with the cops involved...) but is there any way the rescue can set something up to receive special donations for the poor girl?
        03-30-2013, 07:48 PM
    I just reas the original post about her. Do you think the owner who she was originally rescued from, could be after you? Or even the person who adopted her? This is just SICK. How could someone do that to such an innocent animal?
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        03-30-2013, 07:54 PM
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    I don't know. Its possible. There are so many variables though, with all the people that come through our stables on a daily basis...

    Anyone have an idea of what to put on it to keep the flies and ick out of it? Part of it was stitched closed but theres still a good 1-2" gash along the top where I can see the tendon and 'meat' of her ear that I'm worried about. Someone told me sugar but that just doesn't sound safe to me... we have an extensive first aid supply so I'll likely have whatever I need, I just don't know WHAT. And I can't think of a single workable way to get it covered... I can't even halter her properly because the ear is torn right at the base of her poll.
        03-30-2013, 07:57 PM
    Swat ointment works well, it's for wounds and keeps flies off.
        03-30-2013, 07:58 PM
    I use SWAT on my boys little cuts and scrapes in the summer to keep flys out of them. It's a antibiotic/fly repellant ointment that is really 'smeary' you can goop it on almost anywhere and it will stay.

    However, as I said I don't know anything about severe wound care as I've never had to deal with something like this. I would get someone else's opinion on using the SWAT on a wound such as this before using it, but it's an idea
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        03-30-2013, 07:59 PM
    Haha well that's 2 good opinions for it then! Didn't see your post waresbear, I'm on my phone:)
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        03-30-2013, 08:00 PM
    You can use it on big wounds as well. The breeding farm I used to work on used it for a large head wound that was not stitchable, kept the flies off and healed up the wound.
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        03-30-2013, 08:02 PM
    Good to know!
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