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        10-26-2010, 08:15 AM
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    Green Broke
    What to do?

    My filly hurt her leg a few days ago and I'm doing everything I can to keep it clean and wrapped but the wrap won't stay put. I am wrapping it nice and snug but I think the location of the injury makes it hard to keep the wrap on. I don't have a way to stall her and now with the rain, the paddock is muddy. I don't know what else to do. Is there a way to keep it covered that you know of? Its on the inside of her back leg just below the hock. I've tried to wrap above the hock down and it fell, I tried to just wrap where the injury is but it still falls.
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        10-26-2010, 08:40 AM
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    You need to wrap it from above the hock to the fetlock to keep it in place. We do those all the time at the clinic. Seems like overkill, but that is the only way to keep it from moving. That way you don't have to do it too tight and it will stay put since the wrap is above the hock and since it goes all the way down the let it braces it from slipping.
         
        10-26-2010, 08:44 AM
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    Green Broke
    Sounds good. I'll try that. Thanks
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        10-26-2010, 09:28 AM
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    Weanling
    We have a horse that injured his leg. He has a 3-5 inch area that is horrible, it needs to be covered but not tightly. My daughter has tried several ways and the bandage kept falling.

    This may not help with your exact situation but my daughter read somewhere about super glueing velcro dots onto her horses leg all around (about 1 inch away from the cut) then superglueing the opposite dot on a cut out piece of pantyhose. That way she can take the pantyhose off and wash/clean/medicate then put a lightweight bandage on the gash and put the pantyhose back on to keep everything in place. So far this has worked great for her. The gash which exposed bone and tendon is now looking wonderful and seems to be growing granulated flesh almost as we watch. We are just keeping our fingers crossed that it stops growing when it is suppose to. The vet commended her for the pantyhose idea. She couldn't take credit because she read it somewhere but it works great for us.

    Rhonda
         
        10-26-2010, 09:53 AM
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    Green Broke
    You put super glue on the leg and the hose? How are you able to take the hose off if it is glued to the leg? Not getting the picture. I'm willing to try anything at this point. My filly doesn't have that extreme of an injury but one that I would like to keep covered for a bit. Its so windy here and muddy in the paddock that right now I can't get near her with anything. The horses are freaking out with all the wind. Just for now I'm going to pray the wound doesn't get infected with all that mud. Not much I can do right now. Thanks for the info.
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        10-26-2010, 10:00 AM
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    Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
    You need to wrap it from above the hock to the fetlock to keep it in place. We do those all the time at the clinic. Seems like overkill, but that is the only way to keep it from moving. That way you don't have to do it too tight and it will stay put since the wrap is above the hock and since it goes all the way down the let it braces it from slipping.
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        10-26-2010, 10:09 AM
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    Weanling
    In the craft section you can buy little "dots" of velcro. There are two pieces per dot. They will stick to each other.

    one dot she superglued to the horese leg about an inch away from the gash. She superglued it right to the horse hair. The other side of the dot she superglued to a piece of pantyhose. She had about 8 dots glued around the gash and 8 dots in a coresponding place on the pantyhose.

    Does this make sense?

    Rhonda
         
        10-26-2010, 10:19 AM
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    Green Broke
    Got it. Thank you
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