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post #1 of 5 Old 12-03-2010, 03:09 PM Thread Starter
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small gash on back leg

Gidget has a small gash on her leg. She got hurt while I was gone and I'm not sure how..all I can think is the fencing(which was safe before) got kicked and somehow cut her open..it's in her inside leg too. We are going over the fencing today to rule anything out..also..I was wondering if maybe a dog bit her? It's not really a puncture wound but maybe she was being chased? I sure hope not...we have some stupid dogs next door and Gidget hates them sooo if they were to pester her I'm sure she'd hurt them pretty bad.

I cleaned it up and examined all her legs and it's just that leg. Her leg was really swollen and she didn't want me picking it up.I put her in the stall so she wouldn't be laying around in mud.

Do you guys recommend anything? I feel horrible that she got hurt.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-03-2010, 07:40 PM
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is it bad enough to call the vet out? i would if she was limping as it may have interfered with tem]ndon or tendon sheath depending on where the wound is. i would disinfect it and put some kind of purple spray (cant remeber whats called i juts call it purple spray) do you have any pics? i would keep a close eye on it as if it was a dog bite, it could very easily get infected.

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post #3 of 5 Old 12-03-2010, 07:57 PM
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can you get some pictures of it?

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post #4 of 5 Old 12-03-2010, 09:28 PM
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I would put her on antibiotics twice a day as soon as possible. I usually give 35CC of Penicillian two times a day by shot or two scoops of Uniprim by mouth once a day. The Penicillian twice a day is stronger and will keep the antibiotics at a higher level, but if you have a horse that hates shots (like we have one) then the Uniprim by mouth once a day will at least keep antibiotics in the horse.
I always keep Uniprim or Penicillian on hand to use. I always ask my vet first, but usually if the cut is bad enough to cause swelling and is open, it can get infected.
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post #5 of 5 Old 12-03-2010, 10:28 PM Thread Starter
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I went by and looked at her leg and it looks like someone tied a summer saugage to it. I called the vet and he is coming out.
I'm worried about her :( I can't even pick her leg up.
Oh and she has had her tetnus.
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