Romeo was attacked.

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Romeo was attacked.

This is a discussion on Romeo was attacked. within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category

Like Tree7Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    10-31-2012, 10:53 PM
Romeo was attacked.

My sweet as can be TB gelding Romeo was attacked in the pasture 2 days ago by my twins larger (gelded late) Dutch Warmblood. He now has 2 giant gashes across his back (not very deep), an area on his shoulder cut deep into, and a cut down his cannon. We called the vet out as soon as I drove to the barn and he has staples and stitches now, but I have to put cream on the areas for 10 days (till they are fully healed) and he is extremely sensitive. He doesnt act aggressive toward the pain but he is so flinchy it makes it difficult to put the cream on. Any ideas on how to sneek it on so it doesnt hurt him as much?
Sponsored Links
    10-31-2012, 11:22 PM
Distract him with food? I hope he gets well soon! Also hope that they can be pastured separately in the future! :)
    10-31-2012, 11:25 PM
Originally Posted by foreveramber    
Distract him with food? I hope he gets well soon! Also hope that they can be pastured separately in the future! :)
Thank you, he is strong and healthy so it shouldnt take long till he's better. And they will be separated from now on, Romeo gets to go out with the paints, much sweeter than Bugsy(the horse who attacked him). And I tried food, but he still focuses on the pain. :'(
    11-01-2012, 09:53 AM
Could you use a spray on medicine such as Dermaplast? It's pretty good stuff. I find it at walgreens and CVS and sometimes Publix. It has a red cap.
    11-01-2012, 10:02 AM
Try rubbing a spot close to the injuries with your other hand for a few minutes to distract him, then quick rub in the creme. Make sure the creme is at least hand warm, cold creme will be "startling" to his warm skin.
    11-01-2012, 10:09 AM
Super Moderator
If you can get something spray on it might help otherwise don't focus on putting the cream on but instead do other things with him When I get a horse like this (and for some reason TB's seem to be bigger babies than any others) I start out with grooming all over paying extra attention to the legs but not spending too much time on each one - just repetition and then moving off onto another part of the body - I find it helps if someone else is also messing with them, combing the mane, brushing the tail, face etc so the horse stops thinking about the leg and relaxes then when brushing around the injured area I sneakily slap some cream on
Never let him think you are just going in to treat his wounds as some horses can get really paranoid and defensive.
    11-01-2012, 10:11 AM
Thanks guys these are all useful :) I will try them later today when I have to again
    11-01-2012, 10:15 AM
Well wishes for your boys healing. It is always hard to see our babies in pain.
ThoroughbredJumper likes this.
    11-01-2012, 10:16 AM
My appendix liked the Dermoplast when he slit his side open. It has a pain reliever in it and he was visibly more comfortable after each application. I believe it does have a sound when it sprays so let him check it out before surprising him.
    11-01-2012, 11:12 AM
Originally Posted by Inga    
Well wishes for your boys healing. It is always hard to see our babies in pain.
Thank you, and I know :( even with how tough he is and all, it hurts me to see him flinch from the touch he normally adores :(

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dog attacked! Mary Liz Other Pets 0 06-22-2012 12:36 AM
Bro's pup got attacked by a wolf =[ wordstoasong General Off Topic Discussion 8 03-27-2011 06:03 PM
help! something attacked out chicken lilkitty90 Farm Animals 16 08-30-2010 09:07 PM
Romeo In Detail - All About Romeo Thread (Will Keep Updated) ModernDayCowgirl Horse Pictures 21 06-27-2009 07:09 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:35 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0