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        04-02-2009, 03:01 PM
      #11
    mls
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by JustDressageIt    
    Yep - he was in his pen that was plank fencing with hot wire running over the top to discourage horses from chewing the wood. Somehow the dork got his foot over the plank but under the wire, and got caught up.

    The killer was that my BO/BM didn't notice for over 12 hours... he was brought into the stable (he was stalled at night at this point) and let back out in the morning and it went unnoticed. By the time the vet saw it, he said it had to have been about 16-18 hours old.
    Do they lead in and out?
         
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        04-02-2009, 03:07 PM
      #12
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    Do they lead in and out?
    Yes, one horse at a time. He has since been moved.
         
        04-02-2009, 03:11 PM
      #13
    mls
    Trained
    Ah.

    We lead when the horse is new to the barn but I much prefer to let them come in and go out on their own. I like to see them move to know they are 'normal'.

    Even with that - I walk down the alley and peek at each one before lights out.
         
        04-02-2009, 03:17 PM
      #14
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by mls    
    Ah.

    We lead when the horse is new to the barn but I much prefer to let them come in and go out on their own. I like to see them move to know they are 'normal'.

    Even with that - I walk down the alley and peek at each one before lights out.
    Fair enough... when I was working at various barns and brought horses in for the night, I would always give them a once-over with my eyes and/or hands. Denny was stalled and paddocked by himself (remember pictures of him when I first got him? He was still gaining weight.)
    When I lead horses in/out I let them have their heads and listen and look for any short-striding, it's the best I could do given we couldn't let them in and out without being led.

    It's shocking to me that it was left for almost 20 hours without being noticed.
    Could a wound be cauderised (sp?) by hotwire? That would be the only other explanation... But the vet said the wound was about 18 hours old by the time he saw it.

    I wish I could have been there (it happened on the 14th, was tended to on the 15th) but I was in the hospital at the time.
         
        04-02-2009, 03:34 PM
      #15
    Showing
    Wow Allie that looks great! Did you continue to use the honey on it?
         
        04-02-2009, 03:40 PM
      #16
    Showing
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Vidaloco    
    Wow Allie that looks great! Did you continue to use the honey on it?
    Thank you Maureen!! Yes, I am using unpasteurized honey on it.. except when a little line of proudflesh develops, then I put some Furacin/Cortico Steroid mix on it for a couple days, and that eats the prodflesh back down, then it's back to the honey.
    I've almost used a whole jar of it!! :P
         
        04-02-2009, 04:07 PM
      #17
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    I'm always amazed at the things honey can do. I eat lots of local honey during my normal allergy season. I think it really helps me. I've just started on a crushed fennel seed tea with a spoonful of local honey in it every night for digestion. Its delicious
         
        04-02-2009, 04:13 PM
      #18
    Trained
    Wow Allie! Good job. That sure takes a lot of diligence!
         
        04-02-2009, 08:12 PM
      #19
    Trained
    It looks great Allie. Glad to see it looking so well! He should be all healed up in no time!
         
        04-03-2009, 11:22 AM
      #20
    Showing
    Thank you, RWF and Tiff!!

    Maureen, I love the stuff. I wish I was more diligent in eating it... :P

    Look for us in some summer shows!!
         

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