Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: Western Washington State
• Horses: 0
Desperate to keep a bandage in place on a real leg.
First, sorry to make my first posting one of desperation, but that's how it is right now.
I have a wonderful disposition 18 year old QH Gelding who got injured during a lightening storm on 8-9. He took off running in the night and really did a number on his right rear leg, just at the knee joint and above; almost to the bone. The wound started out 3" in diameter but has since torn open more as the swelling increased.
Between a vet and I, were keeping it wrapped as well as possible but the bandages keep sliding off even in a small pen. That exposes him to flies, which lead to more infection issues. He's on 30cc penicillin twice a day just to keep the infection at bay. The vet thinks with 6 months of clean care we have a chance. My problem is keeping that bandage in place.
To those of you who have "been there, done that" is there some sling or other process that works in keeping the bandage in place on that smooth tapered leg? I've even considered shaving his leg and trying duct tape.
I have a picture of the taping I'm trying to do, stacked from the hoof up just to hold it in place. That seems to slid off too.
I'm open to suggestions. He's my grand kid trainer and deserves all the best I can provide for him.
Thanks in advance,