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post #1 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 12:18 AM Thread Starter
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Poster Child (horse?) for Underwoods *graphic pictures*

Ok all, I just had to share these pictures. This injury is about 10 months old at this point, so don't panic but I fully contribute this awesome healing to Underwoods and I just had to share the word because even now (10 months later!!) the scar is STILL getting smaller. And we've got hair!! Oh, I love it It's the simple things in life right? Anyways, I have more pictures of the injury progression on my other computer but I will try to get those posted later as well.

Backstory: Drifter ripped himself open on a gate latch. He pulled about 6 inches of muscle out. Vet came out on emergency call and cut the muscle that was hanging out off. The first two pictures are of this day. The third picture is about 8 weeks later. We took him to an equine acupuncturist because we thought every little bit could help in this situation. The flap of muscle poking its ..head?..out of the hole was eventually manipulated back into the wound by our vet.

The fourth picture is about 5 or 6 months after the initial injury I believe. The last picture is a few short days ago. I really need to get the other pictures because I documented it almost every other day, and it is amazing to see the healing process and changes.

The point of this is that I've recently heard a lot of people saying they are iffy about underwoods because you arent supposed to wrap, cover, etc when using it. It sketched me out a little at first as well, but it worked fantastic! We also would pack Drifter's wound with antibiotics when using the Underwoods.

I will try to post the pics from my other computer soon, because i have posted these pics of this wound before. I just wanted to reiterate how awesome it REALLY, REALLY is. Hopefully tomorrow or Thursday I will have the other pictures.

(Drifter and I are all about product placement apparently! This, plus our great experience with Vitamin A with curing rainrot and ranitidine to help stomach ulcers. I just love 'documenting' stuff. I need that hard proof to look back at later and say 'yes ok. I wasn't crazy. there was a difference'

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post #2 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 12:27 AM Thread Starter
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And I'm sorry I mis counted! The injury is about 11 months old at this point, not 10. I forgot we were finally in October!
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post #3 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 12:28 AM
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Very nice job. I simply do not think I have the stomach to deal with an injury like that. Ugh.
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post #4 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 12:30 AM
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OH MY! I love Underwood's too, that stuff works awesome!

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Alex S- The worst part of the treatment was that the vet instructed it to be hosed out every 2 days. I had not yet bought Drifter when this injury occurred, I was only working with him, but his personality really shined throughout this ordeal. It sounds overly dramatic on my part i know, but every time I had to clean it out with the hose I would alternate between wanting to gag and wanting to cry. Sometimes I would do a little of both.

Sadly, there is some scar tissue that has formed that is affecting his gait in that leg I recently found out about but I am exploring different options with my vet on what a possible fix would be (and if it will progress to the point where we will need to take measures to correct it).

I have gotten negative feedback about his cosmetic appearance because of that scar before, and honestly all I can do is say "you should have seen it before. That looks fantastic". To each their own I suppose
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Wow! What a nice progression. Thanks for taking photos of the whole story!
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post #7 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 01:25 AM Thread Starter
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This is a picture I took to show the swelling in his stifle when we were going through those issues, but it serves the purpose of showing the scar now too.

You can see the ridge and dip in the scar. It is not because of the way he is standing. It is a mix of the missing muscle and the scar tissue. If you follow his hip line with your hand you will all of a sudden feel a drop when you reach the scar, like your hand falls into his hip. Which it does in a way. There is no muscle under there from where it was gouged out.

I hardly even notice it to be honest now a days. It is a great way to tell him a part from a distance in the pasture if a lot of horses have their tails facing me. Drif is just the one with a 'dip in his hip' :) I call it his other security marker, because with that obvious of a scar, and his brand on the other hip, it would hopefully deter any horse thieves. He would be very easily identified I feel like if he were to ever go missing
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Looks great, I love Underwoods, always keep it on hand now
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post #9 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 01:40 AM Thread Starter
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here is the picture that was supposed to be attached with my earlier post. Sorry yall. I am losing my head lately
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All I can say is WOW!

The hills were bathed in moonlight, the shadows not so stark;
Silver light reflected off his brown hide as he held me in the dark
I love you, Mudpie!
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