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        02-07-2013, 11:09 AM
      #31
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Yea, I was totally surprised about the cold hosing thing. I think I'm going to make a general post about it, because it's certainly worth spreading the word!

    And yes we did finally figure out what he got himself on. My two horses stay in their own corral. The is one pasture directly off of it, and then there is an "alley" that leads to two more far pastures. All of the pasture and "alley" fencing is smooth wire, 4 strands, plastic caps on the T-posts, and we kept it HOT the whole summer. Again, very "safe" for horse standards!! (But never safe enough........)

    Well, we found a lot of clips off on the 2nd to the bottom wire in the alley, and noticed it last week. The wire was not broken but tons of clips were off. I suppose Red and Shotgun were goofing around like they always do, and I'm guessing Red maybe kicked out in play and got his leg in the fence.
    Awe, well at least you know. Hope he heals soon!!
         
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        02-07-2013, 11:38 AM
      #32
    Yearling
    I am glad your boy is doing great-Horses will find something to get in to it is there nature :)
         
        02-07-2013, 11:50 AM
      #33
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by beau159    
    Ah man, you too?



    Maybe we should start a "my horse is on stall rest" thread, lol.

    What did your guy do to himself?

    Tore a tendon in his pastern (in two spots), there is a good thread on here with some ideas for things to keep them occupied while on stall rest. We hung a turnip in the middle of his stall. Tried the cut up apples in his water took him about 2 minutes to dump the bucket. Lol
         
        02-07-2013, 11:53 AM
      #34
    Green Broke
    Oh no Hunter65! I'm at least lucky Red's tendon was seemingly undamaged.

    I hope yours heals up too.
         
        02-07-2013, 12:01 PM
      #35
    Showing
    When you need to bandage have someone feed the horse to keep his mind on his food, rather than the bandaging. I like alfalfa cubes for that as it takes the horse a while to chew it.
         
        02-07-2013, 12:08 PM
      #36
    Green Broke
    Oops ligament not tendon. But still sucks
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        02-07-2013, 12:50 PM
      #37
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Saddlebag    
    When you need to bandage have someone feed the horse to keep his mind on his food, rather than the bandaging. I like alfalfa cubes for that as it takes the horse a while to chew it.
    Thank you for the tip, but I tried that a looooong time ago with Red and this bandaging process, and it did NOT work.

    The lady I board with, she's been wonderful with helping me. She basically "twitched" his neck with her hand when he doesn't stand still, and it has done the trick. He stands like a good boy because he knows we mean business.
         
        02-07-2013, 12:53 PM
      #38
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    As my Grandmother would say, "Long way from his heart!"

    Honestly if horses can get into trouble - they will.

    Go to Resolve Wound - Home and get some of this salve, it is brilliant for healing wounds like this.

    The thing I would like to say is that whoever is bandaging the wound is doing it totally incorrectly! The point of the hock should never have any pressure on it and, over any joint the bandage needs to be put on in a figure of eight. If it was the vet that did it then they need to learn how to bandage correctly.
         
        02-07-2013, 01:23 PM
      #39
    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by Foxhunter    
    As my Grandmother would say, "Long way from his heart!"

    Honestly if horses can get into trouble - they will.

    Go to Resolve Wound - Home and get some of this salve, it is brilliant for healing wounds like this.

    The thing I would like to say is that whoever is bandaging the wound is doing it totally incorrectly! The point of the hock should never have any pressure on it and, over any joint the bandage needs to be put on in a figure of eight. If it was the vet that did it then they need to learn how to bandage correctly.
    Thanks! I will check out that salve.

    As far as the bandaging, the first picture I posted in the OP was done by the vet. I had no idea about "figure 8'ing" and he didn't say anything to me about it, even though I did specifically ask him if I need to wrapping any specific direction when I wrap it. However, he did really, really pad that leg up that first night it happened with a lot of cotton and gauze, so I don't know if that makes a difference.

    Or were you referring to the most recent bandage picture? That would be my wrap job, as he's my horse and well, I'm the one who has to bandage it. I overall have avoided going over the top of the hock and leaving a space, because it just plain makes sense to me because it's a joint and he needs to move it. I didn't know about the figure 8 but I will start doing that from now on!

    The new vet that I had look at Red two nights ago, I was watching her wrap (she's the lameness expert .... the first vet I had wasn't, he was just the large animal "on-call" vet that night). As I do recall, she did go around the hock in a figure 8 pattern, and I thought to myself "Oh, that's a good way to do it!" But she did see my wrap job and she said I was doing a good job of wrapping it.
         
        02-07-2013, 01:41 PM
      #40
    Started
    I am a complete believer in doc underwoods horse medicine. This stuff has saved me $$$ on vet bills and minimal to no scars.

    https://www.underwoodhorsemedicine.com
         

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