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    07-31-2009, 06:35 AM
  #1
Foal
Angry My 2yr old keeps on gettng injured

For the last 3 nyts I've got my 2yr old in from the field he's came in with cuts one on his leg one on his neck ond one on his face I don't understand how he's gettin them as there isnt anythink he can do it on and its not a cut done by the horse he is out with as the cuts are to fine they are lines not gashes I don't understand why he keeps getting them im finking of separating him in his own in a field to see if it resolves it am I best doing that or shall I just leave him where he is??
     
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    07-31-2009, 07:33 AM
  #2
Foal
Have you double checked all the fences and gone through the paddock a few times to make certain there is nothing he could scratch himself on? How about tree branches? Just ideas.. not sure if trees could actually do that or not :S , lol.

If you are concerned with the scratches then I do suggest moving him to a new paddock (just for awhile, as it should give you an indication of whether its something in his old paddock that's causing it, be that inanimate or horsie). At least then you may be able to pin point the cause, and hopefully fix it.

Sorry, that's my only suggestion! Either that, or leave him in his paddock but keep a close eye on them and see if any more arise.
     
    07-31-2009, 07:33 AM
  #3
Green Broke
Is there any loose wire on the fence? Maybe he is trying to get under a fence or over and cutting himself.
     
    07-31-2009, 10:55 AM
  #4
Foal
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Originally Posted by ChingazMyBoy    
Is there any loose wire on the fence? Maybe he is trying to get under a fence or over and cutting himself.
nah its post and rail fence no wire.
     
    07-31-2009, 10:57 AM
  #5
Foal
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Originally Posted by welshpony15    
Have you double checked all the fences and gone through the paddock a few times to make certain there is nothing he could scratch himself on? How about tree branches? Just ideas.. not sure if trees could actually do that or not :S , lol.

If you are concerned with the scratches then I do suggest moving him to a new paddock (just for awhile, as it should give you an indication of whether its something in his old paddock that's causing it, be that inanimate or horsie). At least then you may be able to pin point the cause, and hopefully fix it.

Sorry, that's my only suggestion! Either that, or leave him in his paddock but keep a close eye on them and see if any more arise.

Theres no trees or anythink which is why I don't understand it I've checked his paddock over thorughly and theres nothing lol ill just have to see what he cums in like tonight hopefully no more have appeared
     
    07-31-2009, 10:58 AM
  #6
Foal
Thankyou every1 for ur opinions.
     
    07-31-2009, 04:23 PM
  #7
Foal
I had the same problem with my horse. Everytime I went out to see him, he had a new cut or scab, etc. My horse is pretty low on the totem pole and was being beat up by the other horses. But now things are starting to settle down and I don't see nearly as many cuts or bite marks on him. It could just be that. Make sure you get stock in neosporene. Hehe...good luck finding the culprit.
     
    07-31-2009, 09:24 PM
  #8
Started
I had a mare who was kept in a stall with neighbors, but no other horses in with her, and she was forever hurting her legs getting cuts, scrapes, punctures, ect., and there wasn't anything in the stall that I ever found that would cause the injuries. She was in a pipe corral, she just somehow managed to hit something just right that she'd cut herself up. She didn't like where she was and that was her way of showing it. I even switched her and my gelding, and she did the same things in his stall. Honestly i'd say if there isn't anything you can find, and he's not severely cutting himself, then just leave it be, and get lots of betadine, and clean him up when you bring him in. Also I'd recommend gal salve, to help keep the hair its original color instead of coming back in white, or not coming back in at all.
     
    07-31-2009, 10:01 PM
  #9
Trained
A wise old horse friend once told me that a horse can get hurt in a padded stall
But seriously, our mares get little scrapes and cuts all the time, especially in the summer when they are sweaty and the bugs are out from rubbing, branches, their hooves chasing flys, fence posts, ....anything (1000 lbs rubbing on the corner of a piece of wood will make a scratch). If it's not bleeding, just leave it, or a little betadine and neosprorin.
Our mare, Lady, got a 30 stitch cut on her flank a few years ago in a paddock. My wife, the vet, and I checked every inch of that fence and never found anything sharp and not even any hair or blood.
It's one of the mysteries of owning horses.
     
    08-03-2009, 10:23 AM
  #10
Foal
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Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
A wise old horse friend once told me that a horse can get hurt in a padded stall
But seriously, our mares get little scrapes and cuts all the time, especially in the summer when they are sweaty and the bugs are out from rubbing, branches, their hooves chasing flys, fence posts, ....anything (1000 lbs rubbing on the corner of a piece of wood will make a scratch). If it's not bleeding, just leave it, or a little betadine and neosprorin.
Our mare, Lady, got a 30 stitch cut on her flank a few years ago in a paddock. My wife, the vet, and I checked every inch of that fence and never found anything sharp and not even any hair or blood.
It's one of the mysteries of owning horses.

Any ideas where I can get that neosporin from?
     

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