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My 20 yr old quarter horse had a very similar injury last year. He got caught in a fence and ripped himself open.. you could see tendon and bone! My vet was out of town, so we called another. He wouldn't come out, but said for me to bring the horse to him! Was shocked, but what could I do? Loaded Spike in the trailer (he was walking fine.. in shock maybe?) The vet gave him a few shots... one for pain, an antibiotic, and an emergency tetanus. He couldn't stitch him due to the location. Wrapped the wound with ointment on it, told me to change it every few days, and that Spike should be stall bound for SIX MONTHS!! Oh no! My reular vet was due out in a few days for routine shots, so I kept him in for that time until I could get a 2nd opinion. Good thing!! Luckily, there was no tendon or ligament damage, so he didn't need to be stall bound. Walking would help with circulation. So I hand walked him daily for the first few weeks. I went to the barn 2X daily, and ran cold water over the wound for 15 min. When the proud flesh started to come, I scrubbed it 2X daily with an iodine soap, and then dusted it with wonder dust. It was very slow to start to heal, but once it started, it got better fairly quickly. The injury happened in June, and I was riding him very gently by late September. Now he is so full of vinegar he is like a 5 yr old. All he wants to do is RUN!!! lol
Good luck!
 
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