I am sad to say my 5 year old tb got caught up in some wire out in his pasture :( On October 17th another boarder at my barn called me to let me know Jaxx had a terrible injury. I rushed out to the barn and got there as they were bringing him in from the field. He was walking on his fetlock and there was blood EVERYWHERE as the artery was open. We wrapped his leg up to stop the blood as much as possible while we were waiting for the vet. The vet had to cauterize and suture his artery. The bone was completely exposed and I was told his extensor tendon was completely severed. Doc gave me a very gaurded prognosis and wanted me to put him down. We decided to give him 48 hours to see how he would do. The next day (October 18th) blood was coming from under his bandage which was Furazone, Telfa Pads, rolled gauze, 2 layers of cotton and vetwrap, so we knew there was alot of bleeding. Doc came back out and sure enough his artery re opened. This time doc had trouble closing it, and things were not looking very good, but we decided to give him a few more days. On October 21 he came back out to rechange the bandages. Jaxx was still knuckling over a little, but no where near as bad as it was. Doc rechanged the bandages, but I wanted to get a second opinion because of the extent of the injury and I didnt agree with some of his treatment plans.
A few days later Doc. Lewis came out. We changed the sauve to AntiCell (i believe) and put standing wraps over the bandages for more support. A few weeks went by with constant improvements. We delt with some minor proud flesh but equaide cleared that right up!
Today- Wednesday Nov 14, almost a month after the injury Jaxx is doing amazing! His right hind leg (just a few cuts) doesnt get bangaged anymore and is almost completely healed! His left hind leg now only gets 3 Telfa's with the AntiCell, rolled gauze, one small patch of cotton, and the standing wrap. We change it every 2 days now because he is not producing as much serum and fluids as before. I am hoping to hear your personal experiences and success stories for this type of injury! He has only been off the track a year, but he has been such a good sport about the whole thing!
1. How he was found in the feild, Oct 17
2. October 18
3. October 21
4. 2 weeks ago
5. 1 week ago
6. November 14
7. Right leg, November 14 (before it was cleaned with warm water and cotton)
Sorry for the horizontal pictures. Thanks for reading!