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post #1 of 13 Old 05-28-2011, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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What a crazy day!

WOW, today really sucked! I got up to the barn to see Bella a little before 3, the plan was to meet up with my former trainer Brittany(who moved 9hrs away back in November). So i get to the barn(in a pissy mood) Val(barn owner/riding instructor) was just getting back from a trail ride with a little girl, she was expecting another trail ride so she left the horses tacked up. All of a sudden it started to pour so we ran the horses into the indoor arena. I'm sitting there keeping dry when i hear a loud noise and I see Warrior scratching his butt on a beam, next thing i know he walks out not bearing any weight on the leg. I quickly walk over to him just in time to see the blood start gushing. Val runs over and we quickly start grabbing whatever we can to apply pressure. We call the vet and it will be over an hour! There are no other equine vets in the area so we have no choice but to wait. As we are waiting he starts bleeding through the wraps, so we apply more wraps. Every time he moves it gushes. Inside i'm thinking this horse is going to bleed out while i'm holding him, but there is nothing more we can do then wait. For a minute i thought he was going to loose consciousness, he started swaying a bit like he was going down. His color looked decent, not great but not gray. Finally after about an hour and a half the vet gets there and removes the massive about of blood soaked bandages. The bleeding appears to have stopped but the laceration if very deep. The vet asks us to walk him out of the direct sun because of flies landing on his leg, as we do so it starts gushing again like a little geyser. Thank god Val listened to me when I said we should leave the bandages on till the vet gets there(the vet wanted her to take it off and put clean wraps on it) but I said that I was worried if we took the bandages off we would remove the clot and it would bleed like crazy all over again. So at least now the vet is there to stop the bleeding. The vet gives him a heavy sedative and beings shaving and cleaning the wound. As she examines it she expresses that she is worried about the joint capsule is cut as well, which would be very very bad. She gives him a nerve block so she can inspect the damage. PHEW 99% sure it's not into the joint! He needed a few stitches and will need to be on stall rest for a few weeks but it should heal fairly nicely. I never did get to meet up with Brittany, she text me and said her brother in law had gotten into a very minor motorcycle accident so we are going to try and meet up tomorrow...These pics are fairly graphic....





















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post #2 of 13 Old 05-29-2011, 09:30 AM
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Ouch!! That's nasty! I'm so glad it's not in the capsule.
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post #3 of 13 Old 05-29-2011, 09:54 AM
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Holy Cow!!! What did he cut his foot on?
Good thinking to stick to your guns about not removing the wraps. Sometimes vets don't give us enough credit to know what we are looking at. I'll bet Val was very glad you were there. Nice job.
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post #4 of 13 Old 05-29-2011, 10:45 AM
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Holy Cow!!! What did he cut his foot on?
Good thinking to stick to your guns about not removing the wraps. Sometimes vets don't give us enough credit to know what we are looking at. I'll bet Val was very glad you were there. Nice job.


I agree!! That looks like a pretty nasty cut!!! Glad you caught it when you did....so did you figure out what he cut it on?
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I didn't realize I forgot to say what he did it on. When he was scratching somehow his foot slipped and went under the wall of the indoor, which is your typical sheet metal type wall. Basically he found the spot where the wind blows all the footing from so there was a bit of a space. Val is going to put wood 4x4's or something there so something like this won't happen again. I was a small animal vet tech for 4 years so sometimes I know what I'm talking about lol. The first thing I did was grab him to keep Him from walking any further, then just yelled that he was bleeding badly and we needed somthing to wrap it
With. I am the most proud of 12 year old Nikki who normally faints at the sight of blood, she held the pressure on while Val got more wraps and she held strong even when the blood seeped through and over her hands. She wants to be a vet now that she knows she can handle it.
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I am the most proud of 12 year old Nikki who normally faints at the sight of blood, she held the pressure on while Val got more wraps and she held strong even when the blood seeped through and over her hands. She wants to be a vet now that she knows she can handle it.
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I supose there is a reason for everything. Maybe one day Nikki will be a great vet and she'll owe it all to what happened on that day!

I hope he it all heals quickly!

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Ouch! Hope he heals quickly, sending healing vibes :)

That's great that Nikki overcame a fear & found a passion at the same time. It's always fun seeing kids rise to the occasion & have "a-ha" moments!
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post #8 of 13 Old 05-29-2011, 05:42 PM
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Wow, okay that is nasty xD That is a deep cut! And dude, good for Nikki cause I am about her same age and I dont neccasarily love blood either xD Hope he heals good!

E v e r y horse is good for something. You dont throw a whole life away just cause he's banged up a little...
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post #9 of 13 Old 05-29-2011, 06:07 PM
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Nasty cut, so glad its not worse as you said, it could have been. Foot injuries usually heal fairly quickly in horses, thank goodness! Keeping clean and sanitized is the toughest part, since its not worse. That's exciting about your daughter; perhaps she will become a wonderful vet. The world certainly needs more of those!!!

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Ouch, that's deep! Glad you were all there when it happened.
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