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    11-03-2009, 11:29 PM
  #1
Yearling
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I had a boarder who got into a kicking match with another boarder... She got pinned up next to the fence and got kicked in the va-jay-jay... The other horse literally tore her a new one!

Called the vet expecting a stitch up and he gave us antibiotics and said he would have to fix it later after it healed up some. Is this typical?

I'll post pictures tomorrow...
     
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    11-03-2009, 11:34 PM
  #2
Started
Hmm. I don't think stitching works after its already starting to heal. The edges of the would are no longer fresh.
     
    11-03-2009, 11:51 PM
  #3
Started
Well that's an interesting problem lol, don't think I have ever seen anything like that. Poor girl
     
    11-03-2009, 11:54 PM
  #4
Trained
I always thought if stitches were needed, they needed to be done immediately. But I'm not a vet, so what do I know?

Definitely a horrible injury. I can't imagine... =[ Eek.
     
    11-04-2009, 12:08 AM
  #5
Yearling
I had the vet out here 2 hours after the injury.. he said it has to "heal" and if it didn't heal right (causes breeding problems or it just looks ugly) he will fix it then..
     
    11-04-2009, 12:10 AM
  #6
Yearling
If stitches are required, the vet will trim the healed over flesh. It sounds cruel but how do you think they do caslicks? It's not uncommon (actually the norm) to trim before suturing. Rest assured a local anesthetic will be applied. Poor girl. If she lets you, you may try icing it (we do this for post traumatic births sometimes, especially in alpacas) but don't get kicked trying! Use a thermal barrier (towel) and don't keep it on more than 10 minutes.
     
    11-04-2009, 12:10 AM
  #7
Weanling
Wow, poor girl. Yah I know that I have always heard that stitches need to be put in no later than 7 hours as the bacteria can start setting in and everything, :( Hope she turns out alright.
     
    11-04-2009, 12:12 AM
  #8
Weanling
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Originally Posted by tealamutt    
if stitches are required, the vet will trim the healed over flesh. It sounds cruel but how do you think they do caslicks? It's not uncommon (actually the norm) to trim before suturing. Rest assured a local anesthetic will be applied. Poor girl. If she lets you, you may try icing it (we do this for post traumatic births sometimes, especially in alpacas) but don't get kicked trying! Use a thermal barrier (towel) and don't keep it on more than 10 minutes.

Ahhh...that makes sense. I guess Drs are way different from vets then, lol. I know when I needed stitches I wait about 12 hours then went and they told me they couldn't stitch it up because I waited to long, haha.
     
    11-04-2009, 12:56 AM
  #9
Yearling
We've had that happen before at my barn. Between two mares, one horse & one pony. The pony got the injury, and we had the vet out to fix it.
     
    11-04-2009, 08:15 PM
  #10
Super Moderator
Generally you need to stitch before you hit the 5-7 hour mark. 7 is really pushing it. Once you've passed that mark it's a wait and cut the dying skin away.

With an injury in that specific spot he may prefer to let it heal on it's own. If you think about it, when we have babies...we tear, or the doctors cut us. It may be kind of like that. I don't know, not seeing the injury. Or it may just look worse then it is.... Or it's in a spot that really isn't conducive to stitches.
     

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