Serious Heel, foot, coronet injury :( VERY GRAPHIC BLOODY ! UPDATE: 07/09/12 !!! - Page 2 - The Horse Forum
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post #11 of 74 Old 06-23-2012, 06:21 PM
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As bad as it appears, your horse got relatively lucky.

The damage missed the lateral extensor suspensory by a 1/4", slid along the top of the lateral collateral cartilage and probably cut into that cartilage at the caudal aspect of the structure.

It completely missed the larger stay apparatus and flexor tendon groups.

You may have misunderstood the vet. Ringbone isn't the concern here. More likely would be scaring then finally ossification of the proximal/caudal aspect of the lateral collateral cartilage, resulting in sidebone growth.

If the cut disrupted the coronary corium at the tubule origination point, the worst you'd see is a persistent quarter crack but is more likely to be irregular tubule growth and a weakening of the hoof at that point.

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post #12 of 74 Old 06-23-2012, 07:27 PM
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Oh my gosh! Poor Cinny!
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post #13 of 74 Old 06-23-2012, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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I just visited Cinny to supervise his dinner per vets orders. He was given a Banamine injection this morning and the vet said to watch at dinner to make sure he doesn't choke. Cinny was in very good spirits despite being in a box stall.

The BOs got home from their vacation and immediate checked on Cinny as soon as they got in (they didn't even unpack their car first). I feel really bad for them as they all seem to act like it's all their fault, one of them in tears. I made sure they understand that I don't blame any of them for this as I'm under the belief that stuff just happens to horses. You can put them in a padded stall and they will still find a way to hurt themselves. It's the nature of the beast. If I were to blame anyone for something in his stall hurting him, it would have to be me for not doing enough perimeter checks or for choosing that stall to begin with. They are being so helpful and I hope that soon they start to realize that I do not blame them, am not angry, etc about a freak accident.

The BO who is also the trainer told me I can ride her Dressage TB, including showing until Cinny is better. He has also been showing training level. Will be interesting. He is a little intimidating though as he is HUGE!!
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post #14 of 74 Old 06-23-2012, 07:47 PM
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Wishing a quick recovery for Cinny & that you don't over worry about what-ifs. I know you will give him excellent care & I'm glad the vet was there so quickly.
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Poor boy.. but I think he'll be fine :)

Hugs to you and Cinny!

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post #16 of 74 Old 06-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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Another set of hugs for you and Cinny!
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post #17 of 74 Old 06-24-2012, 01:14 PM
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A horse at the barn I used to board at had a very similar injury last year, his recovery time was very short and he was back to trail riding my by beginning of July. It's been over a year now and you would have never known how bad he was injured. Here is the thread I started when he injured himself What a crazy day!
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post #18 of 74 Old 06-24-2012, 03:56 PM Thread Starter
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Just got back from visiting Cinny. He is definitely sore, but not enough to limp. I kept him occupied during "turn out time" when he was left alone in the barn so that he wouldn't go to berzerk. He received extra brome/grass hay to nibble on and we did some grooming, etc.

He received his 20CC injection of penicillin and his bute for the morning with extra calcium and ulcer maintenance to help buffer it. I decided that until the stitches come out I am going to take his temperature every morning and afternoon because 1) I need the practice and 2) I know it's a good way to know when infection is cropping up even without unbandaging his foot. This morning he was 99F on the dot. I also got to answer a lot of questions like why I tied the thermometer to his tail with a string :) Always fun to teach the kiddies and my new barn has a lot of very inquisitive kids who love to learn anything about horses and how to care for them :) I will be visiting him later for another dose of bute and temp check.
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post #19 of 74 Old 06-24-2012, 08:03 PM
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very scary! A horse a friend of mine was riding went through a beaver dam and had a cut about a foot long that was squirting like this...the most blood I have ever seen. That horse recovered just fine, so I'm sure yours will too! I'm glad the injury was found quickly and the vet was able to come right out!

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post #20 of 74 Old 06-24-2012, 08:06 PM
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Oh boy, wishing him a speedy recovery

It's awesome that they were quick to notice it and very apologetic, although of course it wasn't their fault I don't like being someone were they act like its not their problem, so it sounds like you found a great home :-D

Best of luck with your new ride don't worry big doesn't always mean scary, I feel more comfortable on my girl (16.2ish hh) compared to something smaller and I am sure you will get used to the feeling it can make you feel very "powerful" haha
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