Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: New Brunswick Canada
Hard bump from injury- what's it called?
Most of you probably remember when Trouble was attacked by dogs- well here is an update!
The wounds healed well- all except one. The swelling went down and he does no exhibit any lameness. The one puncture wound that didn't heal correctly was the deepest. It developed into a big bump. I kept an opening for drainage and it never caused any problems. Fast forward to now and the bump is still there but it's hard. I can palpate it with no pain reaction, and the puncture wound is healed. So what is this bump called? I know there's a word for it but I'm not sure what it is. Will it be a cause for concern in the future?
Also the dogs that were chasing the horses:
I personally know the owners, his wife is very sweet but the man is a real run of the mill A**hole. I went over to have coffee and discuss their dogs. She was very understanding, and very apologetic. He, on the other hand, was very rude about it and admitted to sicking them on my horse when we had pasture issues and he was on their property. He was on the property once. Once. He then got up and left us at the table.
Skip to a week or two later, I was sitting out in the lawn chair at dusk when I heard the horses come thundering up the pasture. The pasture goes nearly to their property line, and it is separated by fence and a beaver dam. Anyway I look over and our thoroughbred is pummelling something underfoot. She's always been very nasty and territorial with anything in the pasture, so I thought coyotes. The screams coming from the canine did NOT sound domestic.
By the time I got out with the gun the horses were in the run and the animal was gone. Within 10 minutes it was back, (2) dogs were stalking the fence line looking for a way into the run. Long story short, I ended up shooting one and it turned out to be one of their dogs. A sad end to the story but I fully disclosed the fact I would shoot them if I found them chasing my livestock again. I have a young horse and a very old horse with joint problems.