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    05-19-2009, 07:41 PM
Ooops she hurt her knee

My horse always finds a way to get a scratch, bump, etc. and our fencing is not so great... so its easy for her to figure out way to get hurt. Yesterday am I went to see her and her right knee was swollen and there was a "puncture" type wound at the very top right part of her knee joint. I cleaned it out and put furazone spray on it as its raining like crazy here and figured that would stay on better. She was not lame a bit and trotted out just fine. Today it was more swollen and felt like there was fluid in there.. but she didn't flinch when I touched it and pushed on it. She is not favoring it at all. My friend who is a vet said its probably no big deal but also could be in the joint and if the joint is infected/punctured could be really something I need the vet for. I have no issue bringing the vet out. I will def bring him out tmrw if its more swollen, etc... or even not better.. anyone have any experience with something like this??

Thanks,... more than likely I am calling vet tmrw but just figured I would post and see what happens.
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    05-19-2009, 07:59 PM
In my opinion puncture wounds should always be looked at by a vet (especially by the joint).

My mom's horse Teddy got a puncture wound to his hock joint, the vet came out immediately and when she pressed on it synovial fluid came out. He was at the equine hospital for a week, and barely made it. Granted that was a severe puncture wound. Since your horse seems to be doing alright she probably didn't hit the joint directly, but I would still get it looked at.

Good luck!
    05-19-2009, 11:12 PM
Thanks so much def having him come tmrw.
    05-20-2009, 02:00 AM
I always heard that puncture wounds were the "worst" of all the kinds of injuries they can get, so it's good you are having the vet out. =]
    05-21-2009, 06:36 PM
Any updates??
    05-22-2009, 01:24 PM
Yes good news!!! The vet came two days ago (one of from our clinic I don't know) she was great. She said it was not into the joint YEAH! The actual wound was pretty much closed up so she ordered a clay poultice, no bandage and bute and antibiotics twice a day. The first night she rubbed the poultice off on her face so had to start wrapping with paper and polo wrap. But the good news is first day swelling was about the same (which was good since the previous two days swelling had increased) Yesterday I measured it vs her good knee. Good Knee 31 cms, bad knee 34.5 cms. Last night it was 33.5 cms and this morning 32 cms! So nearly healed. She didn't take off the polo wrap and the poultice seems to be working like magic. Been keeping her in stall (its raining like crazy for 5 days!) She now has a nice cut on her rump, (she always gets herself cut in the stall, no sharp objects no idea how) She also got stung by something and has a swollen sting mark on her side. She is having a tough week poor girl......
Thanks for everyone's help. Learned my lesson should have called vet first day. I usually way over do it and call vet for everything, she said had I called her first day we may have been able to forgo the antibiotics. Oh well, live and learn.

Will let you know when she is 100% she said I can ride her Monday. I hope the rain lets up. Planning on going to a show in a few weeks.
    05-23-2009, 08:24 PM
That's great news! I'm glad she's getting better :)

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