Filly with a Fractured Neck - The Horse Forum
 33Likes
  • 2 Post By Natiem99
  • 7 Post By Foxhunter
  • 4 Post By Natiem99
  • 5 Post By boots
  • 5 Post By Dreamcatcher Arabians
  • 5 Post By Foxhunter
  • 3 Post By loosie
  • 2 Post By SilverMaple
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 02:24 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 45
• Horses: 0
Filly with a Fractured Neck

Hello everyone, I just bought a beautiful filly from an auction last night for cheap cheap! I was so happy with her, until I contacted previous owner. They said she had fractured her neck 4 months ago in October. Her previous owner was the one who bred her and raised her, but she only sold her because she was older, and couldn’t afford 4 colts and fillies (she was one of the 4).

Owner had a vet and chiro look at her, and they both said she would heal up fine in 4-5 months and that it was no big deal.

She seems to be moving fine, she’s iffy about me touching her face, but they were awfully hard on her last night in the auction barn. Hitting her head and butt to make her move. I’d be iffy of people after that as well! I heard her neck pop a little today when I was brushing her, and her throat latch seems to be a bit swollen as well (or she could just have a big throatlatch I’m not sure). Attached pictures. Poor thing is so nervous... she will settle down though in a few days I believe.

What are your thoughts? I will probably end up taking her to the vet at least for a check up (probably an x-Ray as well) but as of now, think I should be worried?
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 606F549F-4DBF-42C1-8818-18188DA97D13_1550431397717.jpg (44.8 KB, 11 views)
File Type: jpg D3F9D568-F644-4E15-A82B-456626E317F5_1550431451747.jpg (42.9 KB, 12 views)
Natiem99 is offline  
post #2 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 02:32 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 14,807
• Horses: 0
With an eye like that I would say she will be a special horse when she has regained trust.

As for her neck, keep her inside in a good sized stall for a couple of months. You can hand walk her out, she will heal.

If you can get hold of some comfrey, either the roots or leaves and feed her that it will help with healing. The old English word for comfrey was knit bone.
loosie, boots, SueC and 4 others like this.
Foxhunter is offline  
post #3 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 02:37 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 45
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by Foxhunter View Post
With an eye like that I would say she will be a special horse when she has regained trust.

As for her neck, keep her inside in a good sized stall for a couple of months. You can hand walk her out, she will heal.

If you can get hold of some comfrey, either the roots or leaves and feed her that it will help with healing. The old English word for comfrey was knit bone.
I will buy some today! Anything to help the little nugget. She’s an absolute sweetheart.
Natiem99 is offline  
post #4 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 02:48 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: A good place
Posts: 7,294
• Horses: 0
I sure think she's worth taking a chance on, too.

I've known two horses that vets confirmed fractures in their necks. Both did very well. One, a gelding always had a tilt to his head, but he adapted to that without problem. The other, a mare, healed very straight, though she had a little stiffness. It did not interfere with her low level jumping.
boots is offline  
post #5 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 02:55 PM
Showing
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: OK
Posts: 13,550
• Horses: 9
I'd have some radiographs to see what was going on with that neck, ASAP. But yes, I'd take a chance on her and do exactly what Foxhunter said for rehab. Since they were whacking her about her face & head, I'd be concerned that they may have caused a re-injury if she wasn't completely healed. If she's healed, then I'd have a chiro out to adjust her, she's gonna need it.
loosie, SueC, ClearDonkey and 2 others like this.

Dreamcatcher Arabians is offline  
post #6 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 03:14 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 14,807
• Horses: 0
We had a mare that fractured her neck as a five year old and she healed fine. She had 6 weeks box confinement and then eight weeks in the loose barn.
loosie, boots, SueC and 2 others like this.
Foxhunter is offline  
post #7 of 10 Old 02-17-2019, 05:27 PM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Australia
Posts: 19,850
• Horses: 0
I have absolutely no experience with this. I'd be inclined to get rads ASAP too, and as with any fracture, keep her as calm & still as possible without stress on her neck, for a few more weeks at least. As a growing baby, she will heal faster than an adult at least. And I'd get a chiro too.

Some info I've found helpful; [COLOR=Lime][B]www.horseforum.com/horse-health/hoof-lameness-info-horse-owners-89836/
For taking critique pics; [COLOR=Lime][B]https://www.horseforum.com/members/41...res-128437.jpg
loosie is offline  
post #8 of 10 Old 02-18-2019, 01:40 PM Thread Starter
Foal
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 45
• Horses: 0
Thank you guys. I spent a lot of time around her today and I have no doubt it’s still fractured... or maybe worse. She moves her head to the left and it gives a loud “pop” noise, then when she moves it back, it pops again. Ouch.. I don’t know what that means but we will see. Calling the vet tomorrow.
Natiem99 is offline  
post #9 of 10 Old 02-18-2019, 01:46 PM
Foal
 
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: Southeast USA
Posts: 216
• Horses: 0
Poor thing. Please update when you get information from the vet. She sure is cute!
3Horses2DogsandaCat is offline  
post #10 of 10 Old 02-18-2019, 06:14 PM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: middle of nowhere
Posts: 3,316
• Horses: 3
She's a cutie. Definitely get radiographs and go from there. If they don't show anything significant, a chiropractor can likely help her once the fracture is healed. She may well have something out of place even if the original fracture is healed. Rest and good care and she may turn out just fine.
JoBlueQuarter and ACinATX like this.
SilverMaple is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.



User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fractured neck Waybueno Horse Health 6 10-16-2011 01:38 AM
Caring for a horse with a fractured pastern CheyGurl17 Horse Health 1 09-26-2010 06:40 PM
Fractured coffin bone specialdelivery Horse Health 2 01-20-2010 10:00 AM
fractured both my knee & wrist whitetrashwarmblood General Off Topic Discussion 8 09-06-2009 08:51 AM
Fractured pelvis and trauma to the spine roxyroo123 Horse Health 4 05-08-2009 11:07 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome