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    10-26-2012, 09:53 AM
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Hope your horse recovers OK, poor thing must have been really traumatised by it all.
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    10-26-2012, 11:50 AM
Thank you for the kind wishes everyone! My BO suggested leaving the wrap on for another day since it was still fully intact and nothing was slipping. This afternoon we will be taking it off and seeing how she looks.

I did take her out of the stall and for a quick walk down the barn aisle again and she seems to be bearing more weight which is good!

Red gate, it was a metal pipe fence. This are two big dips in the dirt and signs of a struggle in the spot where we think it happened. Can't even imagine how scared she must have been :(

Jaydee, thanks for the suggestion I will definitely check it out!
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    10-27-2012, 12:53 PM
Just updating... We took the wraps off yesterday and the swelling is almost completely gone! The wound itself looks good as well so that's good news. We rewrapped the front leg just to keep the wounds clean until they heal a bit more. The back leg wasn't as bad to begin with and is already closing up nicely! She was also walking great yesterday, even though we only walked up and down the aisle of the barn a couple times.
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    10-28-2012, 01:00 AM
OMG the exact same injury happened to my horse in Aug. She spent 4 days at the vets. She was on stall rest for a month. It's now Oct and it is still not healed all the way. I had the vet out two weeks ago because it was healing slowly. He said it should have healed completely. His advise was to wait a month and if it does not heal by then he will have to cut the skin around the edges and let the healing process continue. The strange thing is that I was out there with friends petting the horses including her. She wasn't hurt then. My friends left, I went inside the feed room came out and she was standing at her bucket. I notice blood was dripping down her leg. I didn't hear or see it anything, it happened that fast. The bad thing is it was 7 pm on a Friday and I couldn't get hold of a vet and they don't work weekends. All I could do was stop the bleeding, carefully hose it off and wrap it til Monday. When I took her to the vet he sedated her and actually put his finger inside the wound to make sure no wire had broken off inside her leg it was a deep wound. So of course I will be checking your post for updates on your mare's healing progress.
    10-29-2012, 01:21 AM
Wow hobbyhorse! Your poor horse's injury sounds like it was quite a bit more severe than my girl's.

So far she has been on stall rest for 6 nights.. I went out today to give her antibiotics and see how she's doing. I took her for a short walk around the property just to keep her from getting super stiff being locked up in a stall and she was walking great!! **knocks on wood**

Going to change her bandage again tomorrow evening and see how everything looks. If she is still walking well tomorrow i'm hoping we can turn her out in the round pen for a little while so she can get some more movement to keep her from stiffening up.
    10-31-2012, 12:03 AM
Just giving everyone another update... My girl is walking great *knocks on wood* and is not favoring the leg at all. Today we removed the bandage and gently cleaned it with Betadine solution then I sprayed it with vetrycin and left it unwrapped so it can dry out and scab over.

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    10-31-2012, 12:13 AM
That sounds like good news! All the best for a full recovery! It's amazing how well some wounds can heal.
    10-31-2012, 03:43 PM
Great news. Looks like no stitches were needed. She got very lucky.
    10-31-2012, 03:50 PM
Yes she was very lucky it wasn't a very deep wound so no stitches were necessary. The biggest concern was the location and how hard she may have hit her knee on the fence but so far she is bearing full weight, the swelling is gone, and there doesn't seem to be any damage to the join *knocks on wood*.

I did managed to talk to the barn worker and casually asked him if he had seen her leg like that last tuesday morning and he said yes that she must have done it monday night or early tuesday before he got there.

When I asked him why he didn't bother to call anyone he said it was because someone had erased my number from the board and the BO never answers her phone anyway so he just didnt bother. he certainly got an earful from me and I made him put my number into his cell right then and there.
    11-02-2012, 12:03 AM
Hard to see in the picture but the left corner is starting to scab over! Yay!


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