Run In With Barbed Wire
okay so here's whats been going on, saturday morning I come out to see the horses, and my qh mare, Candel, had cuts on her back left leg. There was a very deep slash along her cannon bone, and a pucture on her hock. I poured some hydrogen peroxcide on her leg then rinse it with an iodine mixture we had from the vet. I then put Entederm, pain killing and bacterial killing. Then I wrapped up her lower leg to keep it clean and I put boots on her three other legs to help with support.
Sunday morning her hock was swollen, but too tender to wrap and sweat, I re-dressed her wound, gave her a break from the boots. Monday morning her hock had swollen even more and I took her into the vet. They had to sew the cut on her cannon bone and they wrapped her entire leg to sweat the hock. She's staying there until thursday. And she got a tetanus shot and a ton of penicillin and anti-biotics.
How did this happen in the first place you ask?
Gosh darn cow people! The cow owners that we share fences with, eastern one does not maintain their fence at all and if we don't fix it on a weekly basis then we end up having their herds grazing on our property. The southern one maintains their fence better, but the people just toss the extra and old barbed wire onto our property. We get balls of wire, posts wrapped in wire, not to mention covered in rusty nails. We've tried tossing it back over, tossed back over, putting it in our dumpster, just toss more over. Called the people and explained to them, hasn't stopped.
What can I do? Now my horse is at the vet bandanged up and full of drugs, i've got a thousand dollar medical bill, and I don't think it will ever stop. The police don't really do much about livestock issues, unless its stolen or something. Obviously talking with the cow owners didn't do a thing.
Okay. I'm done venting. Good thoughts sent her way please!
Having horses means: There is always hay in your bra. And you're never quite certain on how it got there. You realize that you just clucked at the dog