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post #31 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 07:25 PM
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I've seen a horse drug behind a trailer and lost the skin through some of the muscle as well on one entire side...
Gotta ask about that, as it sounds like you're saying a drug caused that?? Or is it just that a drug was administered because of the injury?
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post #32 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 07:47 PM
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I think drug in this case is the past tense of drag...the horse was dragged.
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post #33 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 07:50 PM
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Loosie, I think QtrBel meant the horse was physically attached to a trailer and dragged behind it causing the injury.. or at least that's how I interpreted it. Those pesky word tenses..
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post #34 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 09:41 PM
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Wash it with a betadine scrub and perhaps put some sort of ointment on to act as a barrier from dirt, flys, etc. while she is out. When she's in her stall I would put some anitbiotic cream on it and try to wrap it with gauze and vet wrap around her barrel. I think it's time for a new vet though, as others have mentioned. It looks deep and may need to be flushed out, and I think he should have given you some sort of solid plan of action for treating it.
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post #35 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 10:04 PM
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Probably a fence post. I saw a horse that got caught on a fence hinge and it had a hole in its flank that looked big enough to put your head into it and it recovered with minimal scarring. Had to heal from inside out so couldn't do much for it. I'm sure it was on antibiotics.
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post #36 of 40 Old 08-20-2014, 10:09 PM
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Shame that it wasn't attended to immediately. STILL, horses heal remarkably well. If there is no muscle injury the wound will heal very well...but the damaged skin will probably grow in white..OH, YEAH, she's Already white!
When my older QH, "Ro Go Bar" got kicked through an old wooden gate and impaled on it...we don't know how it missed going through to his heart...the Vet thoroughly cleaned it and prescribed no cover for this, a puncture wound, but instead, we used a large syringe and mixed an iodine and water mix, flushed it every day and sealed it with Nitrofuricin. We used a new jar and cotton to keep THAT clean. In a few months you couldn't even find the wound.
Prayers sent for her recovery. =D
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Oooh, dragged - that makes more sense! I was imagining some nasty reaction to a drug!
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post #38 of 40 Old 08-22-2014, 02:03 AM
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WHOA that is nasty looking... poor mare :(

If the vet already was out to see it and didn't see it was absessing or anything...and if it isnt bleeding anymore..actually I probably WOULD just do nothing now...just watch it each day and keep an eye on it see how it is doing...if it is all scabbed over now then it is healing...hope she heals up good!!
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I had a horse with a deep wound to the chest, the vet had told me to come out everyday and spray the wound with water, till it would bleed a bit, to keep circulation going in the wound, and put a dressing on it, of course the horse did not like it, but she healed with barely a scar
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Thanks for the help guys... She is always itchy and she scratches on EVERYTHING so I thinks that is what she did :-O she doesn't seem to be in any pain (tuff old girl) which is good!! He is keeping it clean and I think he is ordering some Underwoods to put on it...

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