Serious Heel, foot, coronet injury :( VERY GRAPHIC BLOODY ! UPDATE: 07/09/12 !!! - Page 6 - The Horse Forum
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post #51 of 74 Old 06-30-2012, 08:16 PM Thread Starter
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Oh, and I meant his temperature today is 98.5 not 89.5... I just noticed that typo.
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post #52 of 74 Old 06-30-2012, 08:17 PM
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So far I have mostly been doing "carrot stretches". You take a treat and get them to stretch (without turning) and touch their flanks on both sides. There is also one where you try to get them to stretch down towards their front feet, and if you can, eventually put their nose between them so that they have to raise their back during the stretch.

We have also been working on a very basic "touch," where you take your carrot stick or some other object and teach them to touch it with their nose on command (this helps with stretching too). My next one will be to teach him to hold something in his mouth and then I was thinking of graduating to maybe shaking a baby rattle, or hold something else.

At the Kansas City Zoo they have elephants that paint and I thought it would be really FUN to teach him that. Basically the elephant is just taught to hold the paint brush and then move it up and down against the canvas with their trunk... it's not really super fancy. If I can teach Cinny to hold and shake something, the only thing left is to teach him to do it up against the paper, canvas, whatever. Who knows, maybe he can demonstrate at the fair LOL.
Haha if you teach him to paint you will have to post some pictures of his "artwork" on here for all of us to see!!! Lol!
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Good news is there are supplements that can help with increasing circulation and balancing the body's chemistry. In layman's terms shorten healing time, improve recovery and reduce the chances of ringbone. We have had remarkable luck with it. "Moose" our 17.1 AQHA gelding had sidebone and navicular. After several months on "Silver Lining" supplements, he has recovered enough soundness that he is now able to be trail ridden and his sidebone has completely dissolved. We have also had some horses with similar lower leg injuries, although none cut the artery many went into the coronet band. All healed , some leaving unsightly scars but none ever caused the hoof to be deformed. I would like to think this gives you hope and we will pray for his complete and speedy recovery.
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post #54 of 74 Old 07-02-2012, 10:45 AM
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Cinny, just noticed your signature line. I'm near the KC area, also. Great place to live! When will you be moving?
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Cinny, just noticed your signature line. I'm near the KC area, also. Great place to live! When will you be moving?
It was supposed to be a couple of months ago, but it got pushed back until next April :( I guess I forgot to change my sig LOL.



Not much has changed. His wound looks EXACTLY the same as it did last time, so sorry, no new pictures. The vet says he can go for a 15 minute GENTLE walk each day now. This means a little more blood in the bandages (vet says normal) but the wound doesn't look worse so no worries. Temp is 99 so no sign of Infection.

The girls at the barn got a kick out of his bandage today... I decided to go for the Designer Duck Tape... baby blue with Penguins since we all wish it wasn't 95 degree out :) Also, I am in love with Duck Tape Sheets. They work great for the sole of his foot. The vet had me putting strips of duck tape together and it was a pain in the butt and took a lot of time to get it right. with the sheets I just double layer it and then slap it on the bottom. Have him stand and cut it in angles so it wraps up perfectly over his hoof. I think I saved about 15 minutes today using the sheets.
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Awesome !!! I am so glad he is doing better. Have fun with his walks.
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It was supposed to be a couple of months ago, but it got pushed back until next April :( I guess I forgot to change my sig LOL.



Not much has changed. His wound looks EXACTLY the same as it did last time, so sorry, no new pictures. The vet says he can go for a 15 minute GENTLE walk each day now. This means a little more blood in the bandages (vet says normal) but the wound doesn't look worse so no worries. Temp is 99 so no sign of Infection.

The girls at the barn got a kick out of his bandage today... I decided to go for the Designer Duck Tape... baby blue with Penguins since we all wish it wasn't 95 degree out :) Also, I am in love with Duck Tape Sheets. They work great for the sole of his foot. The vet had me putting strips of duck tape together and it was a pain in the butt and took a lot of time to get it right. with the sheets I just double layer it and then slap it on the bottom. Have him stand and cut it in angles so it wraps up perfectly over his hoof. I think I saved about 15 minutes today using the sheets.
Duct tape with...PENGUINS??? I might have a bit of a penguin obsession haha I might just have to throw some of that in my tack box!! Glad to know Cinny's doing well so far!! Bet he'll be happy to even go for a little walk!!
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Glad he's doing better. Looks like your taking real good care of him.

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post #59 of 74 Old 07-04-2012, 11:44 AM Thread Starter
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Juyly 4, 2012 UPdate

We've started going for 15 minute walks this week. Cinny is happy to get out. This morning I took him out to graze in the sunshine. Such a beautiful, cool morning.

Here is what it looks like today

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Considering how deep it went there is very minimal swelling! It looks really good actually!!

Quick question.. Where do you find this awesome duck tape haha! I've seen some with camo and flames in my hardware stores but never cute stripes or penguins!

Leave it to me to ask about the most minuscule thing in the whole situation :P
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