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post #11 of 14 Old 08-07-2013, 10:49 PM Thread Starter
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Oh wow Roadyy those are horrible. Makes Dice's look like a paper cut. I consider myself very lucky that this is the worst open injury I've had to deal with (on my own horses) in my 13yrs with them. Usually it's just the usual bumps and scrapes.

The summarized version of what happened was Dice was being chased and he was going too fast getting away from an aggressive horse and he tried to make it through a gate. Well his front half made it and his back legs slammed a T-post and actually broke it off at the ground level. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. There's a whole lot more that goes into the situation but that's the gist. I'm honestly surprised he was able to walk away.

I have updates on what it looks like from this morning and this evening. So day 5.

This is this morning after it was cleaned up. Last night I put the DMSO on it. This morning the swelling was almost completely gone with just a smidge on the outside of his leg at the height of the gash.

Then this morning all I did was wipe it clean (no water) and then apply more DMSO.

This is what it looked like this evening. After being wiped up.

(is the brown gunk in there normal? I'm thinking it's a scab but not totally sure. It doesn't wipe/come off easily and I didn't want to pull it off so I just left it be.)

And then this evening I just cleaned it off from this morning. I used a soft slightly damp rag because we had gotten some rain and there was a bit of mud around/on it. Then I applied more DMSO.

I think it looks a good deal better. What do you think?
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post #12 of 14 Old 08-09-2013, 02:28 PM
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Sorry I been off this thread so long. I actually meant to come back and post updated pics of Trusty's leg.

Yes those brown spots appear to be scabbing. Appears you are doing a good job with what you are doing.

Here are pics from Trusty's leg as of a week ago.
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Originally Posted by Roadyy View Post
Sorry I been off this thread so long. I actually meant to come back and post updated pics of Trusty's leg.

Yes those brown spots appear to be scabbing. Appears you are doing a good job with what you are doing.

Here are pics from Trusty's leg as of a week ago.
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Is that the updated pic of the second injury you posted? If so it looks much better!

Here's Dice's leg from yesterday evening.

Yesterday evening I put one more round of DMSO on it.

This is what it looked like this evening. (I didn't pull the scabs off, I'm guessing they came off on their own.) The swelling is completely gone and there is no heat whatsoever.

This evening I put triple antibiotic on it and that's it.

I really need to consider wrapping this horse in bubble wrap. ~sigh~ He's got another bite mark on him. And he's now got a slice at the top of his tail that looks WAY too clean to be a bite. It's like something sliced him but the only thing I can think of it the electric wire but that's on all the time so I can't imagine him trying to rub on it, unless he got cornered.

I can't win with this horse I really can't. ~shakes head~

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post #14 of 14 Old 08-09-2013, 06:41 PM
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I have a question (sorry it might be stupid) - Is the reason for using that stuff to get rid of proud flesh above the skin purely aesthetic? I asked my vet once and he said people just don't like how it looks and so they try as hard as they can to prevent it, but that it wouldn't cause any issues. I know that for showing you aren't supposed to have any showing scars and whatnot (when I bought my filly the vet drew attention to a bump and scar on her leg where it had been injured and healed poorly, and said it would only be an issue if I wanted to show halter) so that's where my question stems from.

Looks like the wound is progressing nicely!
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