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post #21 of 30 Old 08-23-2014, 01:16 AM
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Ouch! Thankfully, it didn't hit anything too major.

It looks pretty clean so fingers and toes crossed for a smooth recovery!
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post #22 of 30 Old 08-23-2014, 12:04 PM Thread Starter
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Sounds like something a horse would do. Don't beat yourself up. They will ALWAYS find something.

But WOW on that pic!!! Thank god, it could of been SOOOO much worse!!! Glad he's ok!

I'm impressed. It almost looks fake, there doesn't seem (in that pic) to be any blood whatsoever. It reminds me of a caveman bone through nose type thing lol.

Thanks for sharing. I would love to see more pics, this is very interesting.
LOL @ caveman bone! There was no blood on the wood at all, just a tiny trickle on his leg. It was bleeding a lot when he got home from the Vet.

There was some drainage this morning, a whitish fluid from the open wound. Slight swelling. He stood like a champ for his 15 minute hydro session this morn, that is as long as I was feeding him grass pellets. LOL Hey, whatever it takes!! He does not like the granule spray. It stings.

I'll get some more pics in a couple of days.
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post #23 of 30 Old 08-23-2014, 02:10 PM
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Subbing! I'd like to see the recovery!
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post #24 of 30 Old 08-23-2014, 08:06 PM
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ouch, but I think at that spot on his leg, he should heal well, oh what horses can find to hurt theirselves on
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post #25 of 30 Old 08-23-2014, 10:31 PM
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Is he lame on it? Is he on pain meds? You said it missed the muscle so shouldn't be too bad.

Swelling?

Not a vet but I am assuming drainage is to be expected and the vet only stitched the one side to let it drain and heal properly. That would make one nasty abcess if it was closed up!
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post #26 of 30 Old 08-24-2014, 03:21 PM Thread Starter
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Is he lame on it? Is he on pain meds? You said it missed the muscle so shouldn't be too bad.

Swelling?

Not a vet but I am assuming drainage is to be expected and the vet only stitched the one side to let it drain and heal properly. That would make one nasty abcess if it was closed up!
You are correct, the drainage is a good thing as long as it isn't infection, which it is not. The vet couldn't get a drainage tube inserted so left that part opened.

He had a very slight limp and minimum swelling..today he has none. Bute for pain. It appears the old guy will be just fine!
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post #27 of 30 Old 08-24-2014, 04:58 PM
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I'll say it again, that could of been WAY worse.

Give him some pets and carrots from me :)
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post #28 of 30 Old 08-28-2014, 08:04 PM Thread Starter
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Thunder is one week out from his accident. He's doing very well! We are still cold hosing and spraying with granulex twice a day, sticthes out in a week. He has a pretty big chunk of meat missing so it will take time to heal!
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Nice! It looks like the hole (internally) has already closed up?

Looks like it's basically just a matter of keeping bugs off at this point. He seems unphased lol.
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post #30 of 30 Old 08-29-2014, 05:42 PM
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Lucky it was a flesh wound and not hard into the muscles

Should heal well.
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