06-13-2009, 02:46 PM
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Well, two years ago, my mare got loose and I had to chase her down on the quad because in saskatchewan its just wide open plains where I live, anyway, I was on the road driving and she was in the field running and she decided to run over the road and into the next field and as she did this she cut her right hind cannon bone wide open. So finally after I caught her,i only noticed that she cut her leg because before it wasnt bleeding or anything, I guess because of all the adrenaline in her body and everything she wasnt in pain, but after when we got home, she couldnt even stand on her leg and it was swollen like a balloon. So I put some sort of veteranian cream on her leg ( she tore it so bad that the muscle was hanging out )and washed it out and bandaged it up. Everyday day I did this for about a week and finally the swelling went down. We gave her a tetnus shot because she cut her leg on a metal culvert and after that I stopped bandaging it so that a scab could form over her leg,otherwise it would just stay soft all the time because air wouldnt be able to get to it. Luckily for me though, this happened in the fall time, so it was getting cooler, and that's probably why the swelling went down so fast. Anyway, winter came, and her leg was swollen again, and wasnt healing properly- she did have proudflesh, I guess because she tore it so bad and the muscle tissue was injured so bad, that she got proudflesh. Our winters are very cold here(im talkin like -50) so its really hard to get a vet out, they were booked up until spring time and I couldnt get one in :( so I just figured, "u know, since its so cold,im going to leave her leg alone and keep putting that vet cream on it," so sure enough in the spring time her leg was all healed up and all that was left was a scar, now its grown in though and everything and I guess the muscle did repair itself after a long hard winter. She did have proudflesh for a while, but it wasnt that severe I guess, just the cut was.