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post #21 of 41 Old 06-12-2013, 08:56 AM
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See..the temperature is the main issue right now. I have a feeling she's going to absolutely lose it if I try to stick a thermometer in her.

Currently she can barely control herself with me just touching any of the swollen part, and I was debating on twitching her for cleaning it out. She kept trying to strike at me, stomping, threatening to kick, etc the whole time, I'm surprised I didn't get knocked with her knee, haha.

I'm going to see if I can get anything out of it again tomorrow, and if not I'll just leave it alone with just salve and SWAT until it's done healing..unless it gets worse, then I'll decide on what to do, haha.
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Is she normally a baby or is it actually giving her a lot of pain. That sort of worries me. Horses are so different - I have one that goes into melt down if I pick a scab off and another that would stand to have its legs sawn off with a blunt saw.
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post #22 of 41 Old 06-12-2013, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Well..she wasn't too bad with all the barbwire cuts (aside from the one on the front of her hock). But as soon as I touch the swollen part she flinches and jerks her leg if I put any pressure.
So I'm assuming it's actually giving her a lot of pain.

I'm heading out again today to clean it out again and see if there's any progress in swelling and pain.
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here are some pictures of Graces puncture wound.. it was about at the elbow area.

the crust you see is a bit of drainage but mostly the doc's and powder.

I used Docs with Docs you only Spay the docs sprinkle some baking powder and let it go 2 to 3 times a day no need to hold or wash the powder helps create a natural band aide and will fall off when ready

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post #24 of 41 Old 06-12-2013, 02:16 PM
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One of the horses at our barn got a puncture above the knee and at first it didn't look to bad. BUT it turned out that the bone had been nicked. He ended up going to have surgery to remove some bone that was separating. Just be careful there is no bone damage.
BTW horse at barn totally sound now.
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I really hope it isn't anything worse than it looks...I don't have money for surgery on her. Work has been horrible these past weeks and my student loan comes in next week. D:

What I did notice today though (I may go back up and inspect further) was that it looks like it may have been caused by a branch. It kinda looks like she stepped wrong and while the middle of the branch is what punctured, there's more surface cuts all the way around the puncture. I don't think waiting until tomorrow night could do much more damage..but I am going to ask my mum to give me money for the tetanus booster and return the money tomorrow when I get paid.
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I'm concerned that there is something in it. How steady is the drainage? As long as she doesn't run a fever and it doesn't blow up then I'd say you are doing a good job. If it blows-up then you may have to get the vet out because there may be something in it, of course, the drainage may push whatever it is out.

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It doesn't seem to be draining much..There was a little, but not much. I think I am going to go back up and give the shot and try to see how much more she'll let me mess with it before she loses it for the day.

The swelling did seem to go down a tiny bit though.

I was worried about the fact that there may be something in it. If I end up going back up I'll try to get some more pictures of how it looks, hopefully more detailed than the last pictures, lol.
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post #28 of 41 Old 06-12-2013, 08:08 PM Thread Starter
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Soo..it looks a lot different today o.O I didn't really look-look earlier because I was rushing (my fault and I won't be doing it again), but it doesn't even look like a puncture wound anymore?

I gave her a tetanus shot as well.

Here's pictures, any ideas/comments?

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Did her leg blow up? and did you get her temp taken? Did you get a vet to look at it? I personally would clean it, peroxide it, put furazone and animalintex on it and wrap it up. But that's just me trying to play it safe. I don't know what supplies you have access to.
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is it in/near a joint? I saw someone who horse had what appeared to be a small laceration on the fetlock. The vet put a probe in and it was deep. The laceration (from wire) had cut into the joint capsule. Lots of antibiotics to take care of that infection. I would call the vet out. Its easier to prevent something than to fix it. I would also cold hose and wrap at least both front or both backs.
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