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post #1 of 13 Old 12-03-2010, 11:45 PM Thread Starter
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Pictures of horse injuries. Before and After.

So, I want to become an equine vet. I was even fortunate enough to get an opportunity to watch a surgery! Anyway, please post pictures of your horses injuries as they progressed in the healing process and the end result. Thank you.

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post #2 of 13 Old 12-04-2010, 06:44 AM
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Here is my ongoing thread...

Comanche's wound (graphic pics beware)


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Wow. That's really coming along. I just thought of it after I stumbled upon some pictures of my old horses leg. He had caught it on something a tore a lot of skin off.

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My horse's injury is really gross...it's like kim_angle's horse's, only worse looking. Thankfully my mare never hit any tendons.
We didn't even find her until the next day, and she wasn't weight bearing for 4 days if I remember right. She was two at the time, and she is currently 5 and doing just great after so many hours hosing, dabbing, hand walks and stretches to keep her shoulder mobile.

First two are the day we found her. 3rd is almost 2 months later and the last is just a little over 3 months later. You can see the major lack of muscle in that picture, that's what took a year to gain back to the point of being comfortable to start her under saddle again.
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Deisel: how did that happen? That injury is strikingly similar to the one posted before!

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She was turned out in a crappy barbed wire area (I didn't put her, nor did I know she was being put out there) which had a path that went through it. It was posted as private property but apparently those signs are really hard to read while you get off your quad, open and the gate and then go ripping through.

My mare had never seen a quad before and by the tracks, they clearly did some donuts and crap in this small enclosed area with two 2 year old horses.

She took out 250ft worth of old 5-strand barbed wire fence and took off running(hobbling?) towards a grazing lease. The other was a notorious fence jumper so he cleared it.

She is good with quads now! My old neighbors had one and they were great once they figured out she was edgy around them, they would go like 5km past her pasture and now she will run along side quads and dirt bikes.
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Wow, yeah, barbed wire will do it! It's good that she was able to disassociate the incident with the motorized stuff!

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that almost made me sick looking at that photo. Id either cry or pass out if that happened to my horse
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My horse's injury is really gross...it's like kim_angle's horse's, only worse looking. Thankfully my mare never hit any tendons.
We didn't even find her until the next day, and she wasn't weight bearing for 4 days if I remember right. She was two at the time, and she is currently 5 and doing just great after so many hours hosing, dabbing, hand walks and stretches to keep her shoulder mobile.

First two are the day we found her. 3rd is almost 2 months later and the last is just a little over 3 months later. You can see the major lack of muscle in that picture, that's what took a year to gain back to the point of being comfortable to start her under saddle again.
WOW, from the front it looks pretty bad, but when you see it from the side, i could hardly believe what i was seeing, I'm glad she made a full recovery!
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WOW, from the front it looks pretty bad, but when you see it from the side, i could hardly believe what i was seeing, I'm glad she made a full recovery!
That's why I show the side shot to show just how deep it actually was. For example, the puncture wound smack dab in the center of her chest, I could stick my finger all the way in there before touching any flesh. It really really sucked cleaning all that out, but I do owe A LOT to a lady that helped take care of her while I was in school.
And to my mare. For being in her really bad, stubborn 2 year old stage, she was a trooper through it all, even when we had to cut down on pain killers so she wouldn't push her leg and it turns out she is allergic to penicillin.

And I did cry when I found out, for about 2 seconds. I still remember that call, I was laying in bed sick (strep throat/sinus infection) and the guy called to let me know he just picked her up and she may have to be put down. I told him he can't do anything until I see the extent of the damage. I didn't know what he considered put-down-worthy. I curled up in a ball, let out a good frustrating yell and a few tears to get it out of my system and jumped in my truck.
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