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        05-19-2010, 01:50 PM
      #31
    Banned
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by themacpack    
    I'm sorry, but I think trying to "save" her at this point is incredibly selfish. I would put my most beloved pet down in a heartbeat (have, in fact) rather than put them through the kind of suffering you are expecting her to endure.
    I totally agree!

    Especially trying to save her with no real medical intervention.


    If you insist on not putting her down then put in her the trailer and take her to the nearest real horse vet clinic (college, etc).
         
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        05-19-2010, 01:52 PM
      #32
    Foal
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    The horse must be watched extremely carefully for any sign of infection; which is why I recommend a vet - can you tell normal flesh from infected flesh? Signs of infection other than appearance? What medications did the vet send?
    I can understand wanting to try your hardest to keep a special horse alive, and you must be very stressed about the entire situation. Please do not allow your sorrow cloud your better judgement, though.
    Yes.

    And at a horse 'emergency hospital' (not just a vet, but a place the horse could stay) the horse would be getting an IV and be in a much more sterile enviroment getting 'round the clock attention, meds, and cleanings.
         
        05-19-2010, 01:52 PM
      #33
    Yearling
    My horse got a bad leg wound last year. Not even in the ballpark as bad as yours, but the vet couldn't stitch him either.
    However, there was a LOT the vet could do for him.... antibiotics, both fast acting injection and oral for 10 days. Injection for pain, as well as a weeks supply oral. Tetanus shot, even though he was up to date on his annual.
    If your vet did not advise any of that treatment, maybe you should take to heart what he said.. There is nothing he can do. I love my horse beyond words, and I can't imagine the pain of putting him down, but I would rather that than watching him die of major infection. If your horse hasn't had any antibodies yet, don't even know if a massive dose would even help at this point.
    I am so very, very sorry for your poor horse. What a horrific thing to have happened.
         
        05-19-2010, 01:53 PM
      #34
    Weanling
    I agree with most everyone here. But it sounds like there is no changing your mind. Here is another topical wound treatment known to pull flesh & skin back together that cannot be stiched.

    Testimonials

    Google Underwoods horse medicine- there are lots of testamonials on other forums.

    My vote is still to end her suffering- I've never heard of a horse comming back from trauma that serious. Poor thing.
         
        05-19-2010, 01:53 PM
      #35
    Foal
    I don't notice the OP was from South Africa... Anyone there or been there that could piont them in the direction of a horse clinic?
         
        05-19-2010, 02:02 PM
      #36
    Weanling
    More Underwoods Info

    A few pictures and quotes from this thread: Underwood Horse Medicine - Horse Forums (HGS)

    "Another huge fan

    Both my sister and I have used it on horses with huge gaping wounds and it healed with no proud flesh, no scarring and full hair re-growth

    In the case with my sister her mare cut the hock right down to the joint - everything was completely exposed in the joint, on the front surface and in 3+ months it had totally and completely healed and you had to ruffle the hair to even see where the original injury occured

    Love the stuff ... "

    "Yup-live by it. When it is a wound that can not be stitched-won't hold stitches-and especially on a puncture wound, this is ALL I use.


    This horse has a hairline scar on it now-if it isn't pointed out to you-you won't see it. The vets here predicted a 5 inch scar that was going to be over 4 inches wide-they were also amazed. He had so much muscle stitches would not stay in. I ordered the Unders and when it got here, his leg was desleeving down to the hoof. I was pushing up at least a cup of puss a day. I poured that in there, pushed it out, then started topically treating the wound on top, and he healed up marvelously. LUV that stuff!"

    More threads: Horse Forums (HGS) - Search Results
         
        05-19-2010, 02:07 PM
      #37
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ktibb    
    A few pictures and quotes from this thread: Underwood Horse Medicine - Horse Forums (HGS)

    "Another huge fan

    Both my sister and I have used it on horses with huge gaping wounds and it healed with no proud flesh, no scarring and full hair re-growth

    In the case with my sister her mare cut the hock right down to the joint - everything was completely exposed in the joint, on the front surface and in 3+ months it had totally and completely healed and you had to ruffle the hair to even see where the original injury occured

    Love the stuff ... "

    "Yup-live by it. When it is a wound that can not be stitched-won't hold stitches-and especially on a puncture wound, this is ALL I use.


    This horse has a hairline scar on it now-if it isn't pointed out to you-you won't see it. The vets here predicted a 5 inch scar that was going to be over 4 inches wide-they were also amazed. He had so much muscle stitches would not stay in. I ordered the Unders and when it got here, his leg was desleeving down to the hoof. I was pushing up at least a cup of puss a day. I poured that in there, pushed it out, then started topically treating the wound on top, and he healed up marvelously. LUV that stuff!"

    More threads: Horse Forums (HGS) - Search Results

    I know you mean well - but the BONE is exposed on the OP's horse. HUGE difference in the type of wound. HUGE.
         
        05-19-2010, 02:07 PM
      #38
    Started
    I don't have any idea if this is near you or not.

    Physical address: D725 Hamilton Way, Summerveld.
    (see signage from the Polo Pony - into Cliffdale rd - into Hawkstone - into Hamilton Way.)

    Phone +27 31 769 1256

    www.savets.co.za
         
        05-19-2010, 02:39 PM
      #39
    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    I know you mean well - but the BONE is exposed on the OP's horse. HUGE difference in the type of wound. HUGE.
    I agree 110% and as I stated I think the horse's suffering should be ended. The first quote claims that their horse was injured to the joint and it covered it- the photos were just one example I found in a quick search.

    If anything might help I think it's underwoods- though I SERIOUSLY doubt it. That poor poor horse... already enduring a week in that state
         
        05-19-2010, 02:53 PM
      #40
    Green Broke
    How is this poor horse even standing? Wow... I agree. She needs to put down.
         

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