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    04-20-2010, 06:47 PM
Green Broke

When I brought Annalie home her legs were covered in mud. I checked her over and didn't notice anything. A few days later I brought out a new scrub brush I bought and scrubbed all the mud and dirt off her legs. I noticed a bit of a wound. It didn't look like anything serious so I put some Furazone (? I think that's what it's called) on it. Well it developed a bit of proud flesh. I called the vet out. He said that the wound was in a place where proud flesh was common on wounds because of movement. It's on the front of her stifle. He suggested Equiade, which was cool because I still had some left from Piper's wound, and he'd come out and check on it in a week.

Well he came out a week later and the proud flesh is about gone. He told me to stop using the Equiade and to put some fly spray around it and some rub he gave me on it.

Two days ago she starts limping. I thought maybe she was a tad bit tender so I gave her a dose of Devil's Claw (is that what it's called? Ugh). Yesterday I came out to check on her and she is still limping. So I called the vet and the receptionist said the earliest he could come out was on Friday because he is out of town.

It's not really an emergency because she's using her leg. Putting pressure on it and even trotting up to get food. The inside of her stifle is a bit swollen but not hot. Anywho, I just want to be sure I'm doing the right thing until the vet can get there. I sprayed her leg for 15 minutes with cold water, put some Furazone on it and gave her another dose of Devil's Claw. I've moved her away from the other horses.

I was thinking of giving her some Penicillin.....

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