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post #31 of 58 Old 10-31-2013, 01:30 AM
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Sorry to hear about the update, I hope everything goes well. ):

As for the wound, there's a mare at my barn that had something similar. My vet called it a summer sore and said it was infected with microscopic worms. Or something along that line. He lanced the large part off and gave her antibiotics to apply to the wound. He also had her worm the horse every week with Ivermectin to kill off the worm things. The wound is almost completely healed and it's been about 7-8 weeks now? Just food for thought.
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post #32 of 58 Old 10-31-2013, 10:04 AM
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Oh no! My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope it is something manageable
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post #33 of 58 Old 10-31-2013, 12:38 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so its not his tendon, just another layer of flesh. Thank God.

The vet was actually please at how it looks (since it does look better) and she gave me some pre-medicated, nonstick pads to put on the wound to hopefully close the wound.
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post #34 of 58 Old 10-31-2013, 12:54 PM
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That's great news! I hope the new stuff works out well for him. :)
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post #35 of 58 Old 10-31-2013, 01:43 PM
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Fabulous news!!! Sending speedy recovery vibes your way!
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post #36 of 58 Old 11-03-2013, 08:55 PM Thread Starter
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Ok so the nonstick pad helped heal a lot! The vet will be dropping more out tomorrow. As soon as I get my Internet is back (using my phone currently) I will upload pictures.
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post #37 of 58 Old 11-03-2013, 11:02 PM
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Glad to hear he is healing, and that he let you continue to give him his shots. My mare tore open her back leg, and I had to give her 8cc of banamine 2x a day for what was supposed to be three days, but by the second shot on the second day, she wouldn't let me near her with a needle. So she unfortunately didn't get her pain meds. Fortunately they were just for pain, not an antibiotic. But she really didn't like needles after that, and I've given dog, cats, and horses shots for years, so I made sure that I was gentle, and quick about it, she's just a sensitive horse. Can't wait to see more pictures on how it's healing.
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post #38 of 58 Old 11-04-2013, 06:03 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys. This picture was taken last night (11/3) and even overnight it has gotten better. The wound is closed now and he is sound! I got to ride him for the first time in over a month today! Man how I missed him.

Anyway, we are going to be putting two more nonstick pads on just to help heal it up even faster.

Here is a picture as of last night. I will take pictures after we take each pad off (they stay on for three days)



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post #39 of 58 Old 11-09-2013, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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Hello guys.

My vet wanted to see what would happen if I took Mozart off antibiotics so he has been off them for about a week now. Then I took another one of the medicated pads off on this past Monday and this is what it looked like.



Much better right?

So I put another medicated pad on and it came off today. However, instead of getting better, it got worse. Its all big and swollen now (the whole in his leg looks like the first pictures I took, but a little smaller and not infected at all, just really bloody) He is also lame now too. So my vet will be stopping by to give him more antibiotics, and to give me more medicated pads and bute.

I'll keep you guys posted.


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post #40 of 58 Old 12-14-2013, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
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Ok guys, I have been updating people on how Mozart's leg is coming along on different posts. So I decided to post the updates here as well, since this is the original post.

This is a quote from my second post on Mozart's Health. This post was posted on November 19th:

"Running out of things to try to get the would to heal, my vet suggested that we try these pre-medicated pads that are really expensive. Well they work. His leg was almost healed, then the vet wanted to see what he would do off of antibiotics (which he has been on this whole time) and so we stopped the antibiotics and his leg got worse again. So back on the antibiotics he went. Now the back of his front leg is healing but the front of the front leg is opening up to be a big sore like the back of that leg. So now we are fighting two sides of the same leg.

And then to top it all off, Mozart is ill. It seems he has the flu that is going around in our area. He had a high fever (103.8)for two days and was in a lot of pain (you could tell because this horse is calm and he was pawing and curling his lip and shivering) and he had been laying down for the greater part of the days he had a fever. His fever is broken, he is eating and drinking normally and he only lays down for a few minutes at a time and only three or four times a day. He has been all sucked up the whole time, like ribs showing, hip bone showing and his stomach all tense. My vet said something was causing him a lot of pain (probably the flu) and she told me to put him on U-guard (an ulcer supplement) and so far he is just starting to look less sucked up, not back to normal, but in less pain."

As of today (Dec 14th), Mozart is no longer sick. He is mostly sound (he has his ouchy days still) and his leg is looking better and better everyday. He is now on a steroid that is doing great things with his legs. He will be on them for a few more weeks so they still have plenty of time to heal some more before the steroid treatment ends. I am hoping that the wounds will be mostly healed by the time we run out of steroids.


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