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    06-02-2010, 11:53 PM
New photos of Left Eye's leg

My daughter sedated Left Eye today and cleaned the wound. Here is what it looks like with no scabs. It looks as if a tendon or ligament or blood vein has torn away, just did that tonight.The new worry is that hoof is cold, and her two rear hoofs are very very hot, plus she is shifting weight from front foot to front foot. She has lost the "sparkle" in her eye, is not eating much and either stands around shifting her weight or walks in a kind of stupor around and around.
I am going to take these new photos to my vet tomorrow and talk to him about the hoof temps and her change in attitude and get some opinions.
I am worried that Left Eye is going downhill and not sure if we can bring her out of it.
Anyway, here are the photos right after the wound was cleaned.
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    06-03-2010, 12:08 AM
This is so sad...Ive been following your threads through this whole incident and have truely been praying. Ill double up my prayers and through one in for your daughter....
    06-03-2010, 12:38 AM
Poor baby!!! Definitely still keeping her in my thoughts and prayers!!! :(
    06-03-2010, 01:43 AM
Poor poor girl. I hope your daughter will sue the stupid owners of those stupid ass dogs. They should have to pay for all of the vet bills, as it was there dogs that caused all of this. I hope she gets better!
    06-03-2010, 01:44 AM
The wound looks good. A good indicator of hoof health is to look at her frog. If the frog still looks healthy, her leg may be able to be saved.
    06-03-2010, 02:34 AM
Originally Posted by justsambam08    
The wound looks good. A good indicator of hoof health is to look at her frog. If the frog still looks healthy, her leg may be able to be saved.
Not so much. The health or lack thereof of the frog may indicate a CHRONIC problem but this injury is an ACUTE problem and the horse may be dead before the frog gets the news it should be looking unhealthy. A cold hoof is not a good sign at all. The heat in the hind feet may indicate that she is foundering from putting too much wieght on them.
    06-03-2010, 03:45 AM
^ That is what I was thinking - Founder in the other feet, which unfortunately isn't good news :[

What a tragic situation. I hope she pulls through, but from your description it doesn't sound as hopeful as I would like :[
    06-03-2010, 08:20 AM
When she told me of the cold hoof and then the hot ones behind, my first thought was of Barbaro and the laminitis that eventually killed him.
She is going to check her feet again this morning and call me when Left Eye has had a chance to relax after the sedation and pain from the wound cleaning.

Will keep you guys informed
    06-03-2010, 08:55 AM

I hope she pulls through this, your in my thoughts.
    06-03-2010, 09:53 AM
While it looks bad, it doesn't appear nearly as bad as it could be.
Are you using anything for inflammation and pain? Are you using support bandages on the other legs? Is he being kept in a well-padded stall?

You really want to encourage a horse that has this kind of severe leg wound to lay down as much as possible to minimize strain on the leg(s) that are now bearing extra weight and help decrease the risk of compensatory laminitis.

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