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JustDressageIt 10-13-2008 09:45 PM

Update on Denny - warning, not-so-nice photos.
 
Day 1:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27...Denny/Day1.jpg

Day 5:
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27.../Oct11day6.jpg

Day 7 (October 13):
http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y27.../Oct13day8.jpg
this is after I had unbandaged and took him outside to walk around - notice he's stocked up in the hind legs? This is about 5 mins into the walk.



It's healing really really well. It's just starting to get granular tissue, so I'll be starting the whole Wonder Dust regimen soon.

kickshaw 10-13-2008 10:42 PM

sure did tear himself up!

it does look a bit better though - keep on doing what you're doing!

Jubilee Rose 10-14-2008 12:11 AM

Wow, that is nuts.

I do have a question though, did he not get stitches?

sandy2u1 10-14-2008 01:38 AM

im new to horses so i dont know anything about wound care. is it normal for it to be bleeding after 7 days? just seems like it should be clotted up in that amount of time...seems like a long time to bleed. hope your horse gets better soon...gl to ya

Joshie 10-14-2008 07:34 AM

Wow, it looks better. Is he stalled right now? If so, I'd bet that's why he's stocked up in the back. Looks like there's healthy tissue in there.

Sandy, it will keep bleeding for quite a long time with proper care. It shows that the tissue is healthy so bleeding is usually a good sign.

luvs2ride1979 10-14-2008 08:44 AM

Poor baby! Cuts on the lower legs take so long to heal. Every time they walk, it opens it back up! I would really recommend some Eclipse wash and ointment. It helped my gelding heal bulb cut (which was VERY deep) heal much faster than expected.
Eclipse Equine Wound Care

Jubilee: You can't stitch a horse's lower leg. The skin is too taut and it moves to much when the horse moves. The stitches would rip out within a few hours, making the wound even worse.

Sandy: Yes, it's normal. Every time he moves more than a couple of steps he aggravates the wound, which causes it to bleed.

Jubilee Rose 10-14-2008 11:41 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by luvs2ride1979 (Post 166721)

Jubilee: You can't stitch a horse's lower leg. The skin is too taut and it moves to much when the horse moves. The stitches would rip out within a few hours, making the wound even worse.

A horse at my barn got a huge gash on his lower leg, around the same area and the vet came out right away and stitched it up. Then he wrapped it so the stitches wouldn't fall out ...?

Vidaloco 10-14-2008 04:00 PM

I hate leg injuries, just hate them :evil:
They always look so bad. Denny is looking better and you are keeping it nice and clean. Poor Denny....Poor JDI :cry:

luvs2ride1979 10-14-2008 07:59 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jubilee Rose (Post 166833)
A horse at my barn got a huge gash on his lower leg, around the same area and the vet came out right away and stitched it up. Then he wrapped it so the stitches wouldn't fall out ...?

So, I take that back. You don't normally stitch up lower leg wounds. :wink:

PoptartShop 10-14-2008 08:03 PM

Aww poor Denny! :( It looks better though, & I hope it continues to heal.


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