Originally Posted by outnabout
Cinny, my colt cut his pastern twice in the last 6 weeks so I am going through the same challenges that you are. There wasn't any damage done to bone joint or tendons and no artery cut. I've had issues with bandaging though. It's a tough location for healing.
Wound care has become so much a part of our routine now that he will think it is just a normal part of his grooming.
Yeah, that bandaging isn't fun or easy. For the outer bandage (duck tape) my vet had me put pieces together to make a square and then put it on the sole and fold it up toward the ankles, sort of like a bag..hard to explain. And then wrap the duck tape around but today I thought why not buy "duck tape sheets" and use that instead of wasting ten minutes trying to stick pieces together to make the same thing. I'm going to try that on Friday with the next bandage change... only i'm going to cut from the corners toward the center for a few inches so it can sort of fold together, then duck tape the top. I'll see how it works.
I was actually thinking of trying to make sort of a pattern to use to cut the duck tape sheet so that it will fold around properly. If I succeed I'll probably put it online for others to use.
Luckily, Cinny is a relatively good patient and allows me to mess with and bandage the foot. When he gets bored he just starts nibbling on the back of my pants. I guess it's his way of saying "hurry up, darn you!"