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post #1 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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Zephyr caught leg in fence...

Hi There,
My poor boy Zephyr decided to roll over one of sheep net (I know but we have sheep) fences and got caught up.
LUCKILY my husband and I saw it happen and were able to release him as he lay in a pathetic heap on the ground.
Got him to his feet, he has surface cuts in front leg but is not wanting to bend the knee. Have hosed it for 20 mins and applied manuka.aloe gel to cuts. There is no discernible swelling but it is obviously pretty sore.
The little darling holds it up to show me each time I go out there to check on him.
Have the got the vet on standby but would rather wait till tomorrow if poss to get him out due to it being Sunday and the unbelievable cost of having them out - vet said this should be OK.
Anyone got any advice on what else I can do - am walking him round a bit every hour or so so it doesn't seize up.
Have to say I am so impressed with him for not panicking and allowing us to get his leg out AND for standing still while I hosed him - his first time being hosed!
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post #2 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 06:58 PM
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Awww, poor guy, scratch his itchy spots!
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post #3 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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LOL waresbear, have been doing a LOT of that! He's had 'medicinal' carrots, group hugs with his Mother and myself and tons of cuddles.
It is just so SO cute to see him holding his leg up pathetically when I go out there - I suspect it is not QUITE as bad as he is making it out to be - at least here's hoping!!! He can certainly motor around on it albeit a little stiffly.
Will take some photos.


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post #4 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:19 PM Thread Starter
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Here are some photos - I know it doesn't look much but when you actually see it happening and he's your baby...well LOL
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And here he is helpfully holding up his leg for me while I treat it!
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post #5 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:24 PM
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what a ham. My opinion is it probably just hurts a little more since its right on the joint and hell be agitating it every time he moves.

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post #6 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:35 PM
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Ouch, I'm sure that hurts. I hope it heals fast.

What's sheep net fence?
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post #7 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:36 PM
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I'm wondering if he would appreciate an ice pack on that area for 10-15 minutes? It probably is stinging and the ice pack would help 'cool' the area down at least for awhile. The ice pack acts in a more concentrated way than hosing does.

He's a very handsome fellow by the way.
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post #8 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:38 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Roperchick - you're probably right about that
Sheep netting is wire fencing designed to keep sheep in, it is a grid of wire which unfortunately are big enough (each hole) to put a hoof through. Usually horses are fine with it - as long as they don't get caught in it! Just hope he's learned a lesson this time!


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post #9 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:39 PM
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he is very cute! Glad to hear he is not too badly hurt. We have a dun and a buckskin and just two days ago my gelding had his foot in a fence but wasnt caught up...another boarder and I just stood there and watched...me yelling at him...and then we both started running towards him. He very gingerly took his foot out of the fence like he was teasing us. Another time at a parade he got his foot caught in the hay bag, he was not struggling at all, I walked over and took his foot out..what a patient horse..love that about him and yes I didn;t tie it high enought and he pulled it down.
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post #10 of 17 Old 03-02-2013, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks Chevaux, that's a good idea - will try it - He certainly perks up when I go out there and make a big fuss of him LOL His Mother is so OVER him
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