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        05-01-2011, 11:51 PM
      #11
    Showing
    I would guess you probably won't be able to find what he did it on. 4 acres is a pretty large area to search and there may not be as much blood as you think at the actual site of the injury. He likely ran the other direction as quickly as he could the instant that it happened.
         
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        05-01-2011, 11:56 PM
      #12
    Foal
    I know you are right now that you put it that way. He is still a bit feisty as he was only gelded 2 weeks ago. In fact I caught the little booger on my front porch the other day. He would have had to "suck it in" to get around my car and up the steps but he made it. Go figure.
         
        05-02-2011, 12:12 AM
      #13
    Started
    I am amazed that not one of three vets would come out. How sad to not care about animals enough to want to leave your home to take care of this.
    My worries about this are after about 12 hours the chances of stitches holding are slim to none. That rip should be stitched up and the fat pad needs to be pushed back, none of which you will be able to do yourself, the horse will have to be sedated.
    Just keep him calm and clean tonight don't let him roll or scratch his eye or face. Good luck
         
        05-02-2011, 12:33 AM
      #14
    Banned
    I assume that 3 vets would not come out to you as you are a new horse owner and not registered with them?

    Poor guy, you best bet is to keep him as quiet as possible, and stall him if you can. And I agree with the fly mask suggestion for after tomorrow as you don't have one.

    Sorry that a new horse owner is going through this.
         
        05-02-2011, 01:27 AM
      #15
    Yearling
    That should be stitched. Sooner rather than later. A fly mask that doesnt touch his eyes is a good idea so long as he isnt a rubber. But it needs to be stitched it at all possible first thing in the AM IMO. That might be too late tho.
         
        05-02-2011, 05:43 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    I would go through the phone book and dial every vet I could come across explain the urgency,
    For now though we used this cream called dry cow crem don't know if you have it but we smear it all across the eye essentially it keeps them clean and clears up infection etc.
    Tea bags work great though
         
        05-02-2011, 06:30 AM
      #17
    Trained
    Poor guy. A DARK stable will help as well.
         
        05-02-2011, 09:19 AM
      #18
    Foal
    Alex-Made note to register with the vet that is coming out this morning to "hopefully" stitch it closed. Thank You
    I did rinse with saline every few hours last night to keep it moist. I am trying a teabag this AM and vet will be here in an hour. I will post "hopefully" a much prettier face in a few hours.
    To all- please shoot me the most necessary items that you own- equipment, meds etc that typically are not found in a home. This way I can prioritize what I buy each time I get paid.
    Also the tips like registering with a vet etc. That probably would have saved me a night watching hime in misery.
         
        05-02-2011, 09:22 AM
      #19
    Super Moderator
    That's strange that they said wait till morning. Seems like they are being a bit lazy! Mine did that when he was a baby (to his upper eyelid) and they sewed it back - barely a scar. I hope they come out and take care of your baby!
         
        05-02-2011, 09:23 AM
      #20
    Super Moderator
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    Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
    I am amazed that not one of three vets would come out. How sad to not care about animals enough to want to leave your home to take care of this.
    My worries about this are after about 12 hours the chances of stitches holding are slim to none. That rip should be stitched up and the fat pad needs to be pushed back, none of which you will be able to do yourself, the horse will have to be sedated.
    Just keep him calm and clean tonight don't let him roll or scratch his eye or face. Good luck
    I believe there is a 5 hour window. Once you miss it, the skin begins to die off. Sad that they wouldn't come out.
         

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