My poor little one. =[

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    08-08-2010, 09:52 PM
My poor little one. =[

I pulled Gracie out on Friday, the 6th, and found a ding on the inside/front of her back right hock. I don't know when it happened, but it's nothing big. I washed it with some Betadine, put Nu-Stock on it, and turned her back out. When I pulled her out today, the 8th, it was REALLY swollen. Her entire hock and 2/3 of her cannon bone is swollen. It's hot and painful, and she was none-too-pleased when I tried to look at it, or even stand on it.

So I iced it for about half an hour. I braided and bagged her tail to keep it out of the wound and took a syringe of warm water and squirted it into each little wound to flush anything out. It doesn't actually LOOK bad, but she wasn't having any of it when I tried to clean it, kicking out and the like. I also gave her a gram of Bute.

I put ice on it for another half hour and put her in a stall. I put no-bow wraps on her hind legs. Tomorrow I'll bring out some neosporin, and on Tuesday, I'll give her a Tetanus booster [just in case]. I think what happened is she kicked herself, she almost did it again in the wash rack.

So the point of this thread, lol, is to see if there's anything else I can do? I have a few pictures, I'll try to get better ones tomorrow. I'm SO sorry they're huge, Photobucket won't let me re-size them at all. That or I have no idea what I'm doing. O_O

The clearest picture I got, you can see where it is and you can kind of see the swelling that runs down her leg.

Here you can see how the swelling has filled in where that indent should be.

And the best close-up I could get of the actual wounds. I'll try to get a better one tomorrow.
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    08-08-2010, 11:44 PM
Green Broke
Dings happen. I just spray them with some wound cleanser and put some ointment on them. If the leg isn't swollen or hot, then you have nothing to worry about and don't need to ice or hose it. If it swells (not just the cut, but a larger area around it, including the leg or joint), give some bute and ice/hose. If it doesn't get better in 2-3 days, call your vet.
    08-08-2010, 11:47 PM
Green Broke
It only looks like minor swelling. 1 g of bute twice a day plus the cold hose and/or ice and thorough cleaning/flushing should do the trick. If it hasn't gone back to normal size by Tuesday, I'd call the vet. She may need oral or injected antibiotics and more thorough flushing.
    08-09-2010, 02:23 AM
No, it's really swollen. It's hard to get pictures, but it's pretty bad. Her hock is about half again it's normal size. The swelling down her leg was also "smoothed" out from the ice wraps I had on it, but it was pretty thick and squishy when I first pulled her out. The only reason I can see it swelling that much is if it were infected, but it certainly doesn't look or smell infected. ::le sigh::

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