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post #1 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 02:36 PM Thread Starter
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A piece of wood stuck through horses leg**GRAPHIC**

I used a wooden wire spool as a table in our paddock, needless to say it's gone now. One of our horses ran this one into it, that resulted in quite a large splinter! I feel awful that I overlooked the potential danger!

He was sedated to remove it, antibiotic shot, wound packed with medication, stitches on part of it, and bute. Of course ,it happened after hours as usual so it ended up being a big vet bill!

Instructions are to hydro it for 10-15 minutes, 2 times a day and spray with granulex, take him back in a week.

Keeping my fingers crossed it heals well with no complications!

First pic is right after it happened last night..2nd this morning after it was hosed.
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post #2 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 02:41 PM
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Wow! Glad it only got him in the leg!
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post #3 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 02:45 PM Thread Starter
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Wow! Glad it only got him in the leg!
Me too and NOT in the muscle! Poor old guy!
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Woooheee... That's horribly awesome looking. I"d probably about die if I walked out and saw something like that in my horses leg (knock on wood.) Then I'd have to take a picture after calling the vet, that would be going up on my facebook wall to shock all my non-horsie family and friends.

Hope he heals quick!
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post #5 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 02:59 PM
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OUCH. Poor boy! This is why punctures should always be checked by a vet though. Looking at just the hole you probably wouldn't think it went completely through his leg like that.
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That's crazy, but at least it looks like it was a pretty clean thing and will hopefully heal up nicely.
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post #7 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 03:01 PM Thread Starter
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Woooheee... That's horribly awesome looking. I"d probably about die if I walked out and saw something like that in my horses leg (knock on wood.) Then I'd have to take a picture after calling the vet, that would be going up on my facebook wall to shock all my non-horsie family and friends.

Hope he heals quick!
Thank you very much. My son took the picture while I was on the phone with the vet. Thunder is a 20-25 ? QH that technically belongs to my son..have a soft spot in my heart for him!
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Ugh, that looks painful. Glad you were able to get him to the vet so quickly. I hope the poor boy feels better soon!
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Keep it clean it should heal nicely. What is it about horses they just have a great ability to fine this kind of thing.
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post #10 of 30 Old 08-22-2014, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Keep it clean it should heal nicely. What is it about horses they just have a great ability to fine this kind of thing.
Thanks, that's my intention. Keep it clean as possible to ward off infection. They sure can find trouble and around our place it's always after hours. LOL
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