Pastern Injury On Filly **Graphic Photos**

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Pastern Injury On Filly **Graphic Photos**

This is a discussion on Pastern Injury On Filly **Graphic Photos** within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree123Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    02-13-2013, 08:52 PM
Pastern Injury On Filly **Graphic Photos**

Photos taken over 5 day span. This filly came in from the pasture 5 days ago, on Feb. 8th, with a gash on her hind pastern. I prefer to wrap an area like this, but she is still a little bit of a bronc. I think with another week of handling I'll be comfortable wrapping. We don't have enough trust yet, so I'm playing it safe. She hasn't offered to kick, or act flighty when I paint the salve on, but taking my time, and will "brush" her a good bit with cotton padding before I wrap.

The last photo shows around 1/4" of new growth (gray edge in photo), so she's coming along well in spite of not have wound wrapped.

Sponsored Links
    02-13-2013, 09:00 PM
What are you putting on it?
    02-13-2013, 09:03 PM
That looks infected and growing proud flesh. What are you painting on it? You need to get something different on there .
CCH and Army wife like this.
    02-13-2013, 09:04 PM
That definitely does not look good...
    02-13-2013, 09:07 PM
So much dirt/debris around the wound. If she did not offer to kick and let you salve her, why not try to clean and wrap it?
CCH likes this.
    02-13-2013, 09:21 PM
That looks dirty and getting infected.
You need a vet to come clean it out good and shave the hair away from wound.
That's why all young horses need to be handled so when hurt they can be treated and handled without an issue...
beau159, CCH, Ripplewind and 3 others like this.
    02-13-2013, 09:23 PM

Nana just has to help. Thanks for the tips and advice. I'll be sure and post pics again in a couple days. It's not infected, and there's no excessive tissue granulation. Her hing leg is swollen from kicking in the stock the first day I got her up. That will go down, and I haven't doctored her in the stock since the first day. Our stock has steel rails that are lower than normal since it was added to an existing pen. The first day she kicked and nailed the steel rail while I was cleaning.

I'll post more photos in the coming days, and you'll see it's not infected, nor does she have proud flesh.

Many people don't realize that proud flesh is tissue raised about the normal tissue. Her's is not raised above, and the tissue is very healthy and smooth. The salve is antibacterial & antifungal. It stays put until I clean it off with saline. The wound bed stays very clean and protected with coating of salve.
    02-13-2013, 11:01 PM
Originally Posted by 6W Ranch    
Many people don't realize that proud flesh is tissue raised about the normal tissue.
Actually, proud flesh is NOT tissue raised above normal tissue, it's the term used when granulation tissues is grown higher than the skin level, but granulation starts deep in the wound. It starts forming on the base of the wound bed, and will fill the wound as it tries to heal it. That wound is clearly starting to granulate, as you can see from the deep pink of the flesh, with the typical "buds" forming. The wound desperately needs to be wrapped to prevent the granulation exceeding the wound boundaries, and the best way would be to call a vet to assist you the first time so you can figure out a safe way to do it. It may be that she needs to be sedated to get it done, or you might be able to twitch her. Either way, it needs to be seen by a qualified veterinarian who can then decide on an appropriate course of action from this point. It definitely should have been seen from the start - looking at that wound, I wonder if it could have been stitched, which would have really benefited the treatment greatly.
outnabout, nvr2many, CCH and 5 others like this.
    02-13-2013, 11:02 PM
Originally Posted by stevenson    
that looks infected and growing proud flesh. What are you painting on it? You need to get something different on there .
Thanks for the advice, but based on these, and other results I've gotten in the past, I'm going to stick with what's proven to work for me. This is a filly that was bought at a sale for killer price. She was injured at the sale. She's actually quite fancy, so it was hugely rewarding to save her. I did the same thing with her that I'm doing with this filly. Only difference is I wrapped the one shown below. Like I mentioned, soon I will start wrapping the filly with the injured pastern.

I don't want to hose the wound too much which is why it looks dirty. The wound itself is clean and I use saline on it. I'd be happier if it were wrapped, but it will have to wait a few days.

texasgal and ApolloRider like this.
    02-13-2013, 11:06 PM
That sort of situation is why I always have Underwoods on hand, it does a great job when you can't wrap for whatever reason, highly highly recommend it.
Cherie likes this.

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Warmblood with old pastern injury TrailxxRider Horse Health 3 02-28-2012 04:15 PM
Question about a pastern injury... Snowflake Horse Health 12 08-19-2011 11:05 PM
Horse stalled due to pastern injury... other legs are swollen... apquarterhorse Horse Health 1 08-04-2011 12:34 PM
Left Hind Pastern Injury SissyGoBob Horse Health 1 05-20-2011 08:51 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:10 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0