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post #31 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 08:23 PM Thread Starter
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Would a neckstrap be one of those leather 'collar' type things that some people use when bareback riding? We might have one of those somewhere...I'll have to look in the morning. I'd hate for her to get it caught on something though. Her pen is as safe as it can be, welded steel panels and a well built 'stall' but with her history I just don't know o.o

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post #32 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 08:26 PM
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That is terrible I am so sorry. It will get better though. Is there anywhere you can move her? Do you have any friends or family with a property that live a little further away? Then you could keep her there until she is better. And maybe those sick people won't be able to find her any more.

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I'm so sorry. My heart really goes out to you, especially with everything you two have gone through.

I can completely understand and sympathize since everything that happened to me and Robbie. I'm beyond devasted and still so traumatized, his injury and eventual death was no accident. Just as I want to serve justice to those that took my baby away from me, I hope you can do the same with Kenzie.
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I can only move her if I pay way more for board, and being that I just got rejected for a job and I'm currently spending all I have just on her feed and stuff (I don't own her, I'm partnering with BO to foster her) there really isn't a way I can do it. No horsey family or friends that I know of either :/ She was almost to the point of me being able to rehome her as of a few days ago, but now we have this major setback to deal with.

Thank you Blush. I can definitely identify with your pain now at least a little, though Kenzie is still alive and with us at this point. I can't imagine how hard it must have been for you, I know you tried SO hard with Robbie.

I'm going to get off now, everyone. I'm drained and I have a migraine and tons of homework to do. Thank you all for your help and sympathies, they really are appreciated. I'll check this again tomorrow morning.

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post #35 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 08:33 PM
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It goes fairly high up. They use those on big breeding farms for the broodmares.
Thinking about her talent of getting hurt, maybe just tie some vetrap around her neck, snug, but not tight, so it would rip if she should get hung up somewhere.
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post #36 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 09:07 PM
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Oh Endiku, I am so so sorry ): I know how excited you were about her getting better. Whoever did this is a pathetic excuse for a human being. Poor, poor Kenzie ): I pray she heals well enough from this. I know her situation is more severe, but when Henny got hurt the vet don't think he'd be able to move his left ear at all. He can now move it perfectly. I pray that Kenzie can have the same success, lord knows she's a strong little girl. Please let us know how she progresses.
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post #37 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 09:09 PM
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I'm really surprised they didn't amputate the ear. You don't want an infection to start in the ear and travel down into any other structures.

My neighbor has a horse without an ear. His horses have really bad sarcoids, and the tumor was growing on the horse's ear. All his horses are extremely old and starting to have health issues.

The good news is she should be fine as long as it doesn't get infected! I would consider having a different vet come out during the week for a re-check and to see if any dead tissue needs to be removed.
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post #38 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 09:24 PM
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Unspeakable cruelty.

I would go farm to farm & beg & plead for a place for her. I know she'd be welcomed at my place, others should be willing to help also.

Get some Kerlix gauze. It comes in a big roll, is soft & will form around the ear. Wrap it around her jowl & do a figure 8 around the ear. You don't need pressure, just enough to hold it in place. Tape the end.

Until you get cameras, put up signs saying you have them.

If so many people are around the barn during the day who are they, why are they there? Show that paper to the people there, they may have seen it at some point or know of someone who maybe made a comment about Kenzie.
ETA: I don't think Swat would be the best for this, especially deeper tissue injury. I'd use a Triple Antibiotic ointment. You can get that at just about any store.

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post #39 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 09:39 PM
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I would go to any barn and ask for a room. I would take a horse in like that if someone asked.

I agree with Natasha, I would not use swat until it was scabbed over. Some kind of antibiotic ointment.
I am speechless about your vet, as many times as my husband has crawled out of bed in the middle of the night, in all kinds of weather for any reason, your vet should be ashamed.

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post #40 of 969 Old 03-30-2013, 09:42 PM
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I'm so sorry this happened. Prayers for Kenzie. I have never used Underwoods but I've heard great things about it, and it's used on major injuries. Here is the link to their website.

Also, I wouldn't assume the note was meant for you. I could have been meant for someone else that works around the barn, or the BO, or really anybody. Someone twisted enough to do something like that for revenge or as a "warning" is obviously not a rational thinker, nor would they likely care if they had "the right horse" or not.

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