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post #11 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 01:42 AM
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you mentioned scar tissue affecting his gait.

I did this for a filly that could only bend her leg half way and couldn't touch her elbow and it worked great. It was like a brick wall was stopping it from bending.

Scar tissue is like a big knotted tight mess (internal tissue) so what I did was massage with my thumb deeper and deeper each day to break it up.( all over the area that was injured) then I would put obsorbine on or might have rubbed that in first, can't remember. She was back to normal in less than a month.
My vet told me that, and it worked like a charm.
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Thank you Spotted!!! I will ask my vet if he thinks this would help at all.

From what I understand with Drifter, the gap in his muscle (shown in the first picture) is starting to be invaded with scar tissue. It is a pretty recent development which I attributed to his stifle injury or possible hock problems when I first noticed the jabby, short stride it resulted in on that side. So far we have been doing a lot of stretches with that leg, which have seemed to help a bit with keeping it loosened up. i will ask him about the massage. That is a great idea! Thank you!
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post #13 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 02:55 AM
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Awesome recovery and tips like these are always appreciated
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Really nice healing after such a traumatic injury! Very impressive for sure.
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post #15 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 03:24 AM
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wow.. that stuff must work wonders! Ive never really heard of it around here.. just vetrycin. Is it kinda like that?

how did this horse get that ?? << read about Sunny and I. Our journey
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Underwoods combines with water to form a sort of paste, which then dries on a wound like plaster kind of. Thats how I would describe it at least. It seals and protects and also helps heal. We were able to keep this wound packed with antibiotics by keeping underwoods on it. The only vetricyn I have ever worked with is spray ... I am not sure if it comes in other forms. But Underwoods is not a spray

He somehow managed to catch himself on a latch to a gate, and it dug in and ripped him open. The part of the gate that caused it.... it was ridiculous... I would never have imagined a horse could hurt themselves on it .. nevermind like that. When I get the other pictures from my PC I will see if I happened to take one of the gate
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post #17 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 08:47 AM
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Where do you buy Underwoods from?
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post #18 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 08:56 AM
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Another great testament to how awesome Underwoods is! Love that stuff.

I've never dealt with one having large scar tissue in a bigger muscle like that. I'd wonder about cold laser therapy as a possible part of treatment?

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post #19 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 08:58 AM
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Amazing progress on that wound. Horses can find things to hurt themselves on in the safest of pastures, it is amazing. Then you see horses in horrid conditions and wonder how in the world they don't have gaping wounds? Maybe they are more careful in those conditions? Who knows, but I am glad you were there for your horse.

I second the use of massage. It improves circulation and if nothing else, it feels good. Hopefully it will improve your boys gait.
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post #20 of 33 Old 10-03-2012, 09:01 AM
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Aww, in the second picture of the first post he looks like he's saying, "I'm so ashamed". Lol what a remarkable progression. A friend of mine has a colt that got attacked by the rearend of a pissed off mare and the colt now has a huge area of skin/flesh missing from his right hip, as well as several lacerations on his barrel. Aside from some light swelling, it appears that it will only affect the little colt cosmetically. I'll definitely be telling my friend about Underwood's! :) Thanks for posting this.

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