My horse got kicked in the pasture last month. He was kicked about midway down on his back left leg, bled PROFUSELY, etc. I had the vet out immediately, after applying a tourniquet and bandage. The vet was concerned about tendon sheath damage and infection. He clipped and cleaned it, bandaged it up. I work for a small animal veterinarian so he was comfortable showing me how to do wet to dry bandages, etc. He gave him a shot of Exceede and gave me another does to give him a few days later.
I changed the bandage every 3 days, irrigated the wound and appied Cothi-Vet...gave him the 2nd antibiotic shot. He had a nasty reaction to it, swelling, pain, fever, etc, but he didn't abscess. He was on stall rest for almost a month and is now in a very tiny, dry, private turn out.
The wound healed pretty nicely, but he is intermittently lame at the walk and trot. The barn vet was out (I was using a different vet) and had a look at the leg. He suspects a splint bone fracture because there is a lump/swelling on the INSIDE of the leg, even though the injury was on the outside.
He wants to wait two weeks and do some x-rays (he said that he won't be able to see anything for sure yet). After that, worst case scenario is surgery.
I am pretty upset.
Has anyone had any experience with this type of thing?