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post #1 of 15 Old 09-01-2014, 11:51 PM Thread Starter
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Prayers and Pandas Requested for Goldie

My darling little Shiner's Moon Dance, aka Goldie, is in Oklahoma State University Vet Hospital for at least the next 5 days. She came in for dinner tonight and had a terrible cut, avulsion to her right hind leg, from about her gaskin and down through the hock, down to the bone in 2 places. So far, her hocks are holding together and no broken bone was seen, but she's going to be on heavy duty antibiotics and pain meds for some time. The wound was so gory I didn't take any pics but will take pics tomorrow of her all bandaged up.




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post #2 of 15 Old 09-02-2014, 12:01 AM
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Oh no! I'm glad it's not worse, but what a shock that must have been!

I'll keep you guys in my prayers. :)

Keep us updated!
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Oh no! I'm glad it's not worse, but what a shock that must have been!

I'll keep you guys in my prayers. :)

Keep us updated!
Thanks Wallaby, I will. It was a horrible shock. Took one look and said, "I'm in waaaay over my head on this one." and took her to the hospital. I didn't even try to work on it. Really frightening.

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I'm so sorry for that poor horse! You said no broken bones, but no severed tendons or ligaments, anything? That would scare anyone!
Is she fairly young, bounce back faster? You are both in my prayers!
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I'm so sorry for that poor horse! You said no broken bones, but no severed tendons or ligaments, anything? That would scare anyone!
Is she fairly young, bounce back faster? You are both in my prayers!
She is young, just turned 3. The physical exam and xrays showed a lot of tissue disruption but there doesn't appear to be any tendon or ligament damage. The fear was that there was a hole in 2 joint capsules, but they pressure tested them and everything is holding together, so no LARGE holes. She could still have pin hole sized holes and that's a worry, so they are really laying in the antibiotics to try and prevent any infection in the joints of the hock. There is one piece of bone that was not broken but whatever did the damage appears to have gone all the way to the one piece of bone, we're praying it doesn't sequester and require surgery. So far, she's been VERY lucky with this injury, so I'm really hoping prayer helps to keep her on the road to an uneventful recovery.
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So scary, sending you tons of good thoughts.
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Get well soon Goldie!
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Just last year I lost a mare to a joint infection. I live on an old farm where, every time it rains or the wind blows, junk comes up from under ground. I've had a couple of horses step on nails, heck I've stepped on nails! This one hit just right and penetrated the coffin joint. I didn't have a clue and she did not get immediate treatment. Once I realized there was a problem, we fought really hard but she just wasn't getting better and was in constant pain. I had her euthanized. The vet took her lower leg to get a look at the joint. The infection was nasty and spreading.
I'm sure your quick action will make all the difference!
I will be praying, but I know she will be fine! I am sending you all the positive vibes I can!
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I was just thinking of you guys, how's Goldie doing?
Is she home and recuperating ok yet? :)

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Hay everyone, thanks for all your prayers and kind thoughts. Ms. Goldie came home on Tues, 9/9. She's healing up very nicely, granulation tissue is filling in quickly. She's on stall rest at least until her follow up appt. on Mon 9/15. She's such a patient good girl, we don't even need to tie her to do a bandage change. She's the ONLY horse I've ever had that was this good and calm.

We walked the pasture to find out what happened and it was as I suspected, a T post. I have every post on this property capped but evidently, one had come off way down in the back corner where the horses rarely even go. It looks like she irritated somebody and got run through the fence and coming back put the T post through her leg. It is quite honestly AMAZING that she didn't tear out all the ligaments and tendons. When we change her bandages again tomorrow I'll try to get pics. I took the camera out the other day but forgot the memory card. DUH!

She's doing great. Of course we're still concerned about sequestration of that one spot of bone but so far, so good. She's still on oral antibiotics for several more days, and depending what's seen on follow up, could continue for a while longer but we are totally hopeful. Now we're kind of crossing fingers that the scar tissue won't be too binding for her to be more than pasture or broodie sound. Time will tell.
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