Monday, August 4, 2008

My horse's leg injury

One of the hardest things (I think) about having a horse is dealing with the random injuries they get. Sometimes these injuries can be expensive, such as when they are bad enough to justify emergency vet visit, but at the very least they require a lot of care.

Panama got one of the latter kind this morning. I'm pretty sure it wasn't there when I turned him out this morning. I found it after I finished cleaning stalls and pulled him out of the pasture to groom him. It's a small gash, but a nasty one. It looks to me like a split, so I think he might have gotten kicked after I turned him out.

My horse's leg injury

As I said, I found the gash when I was grooming him. I immediately hosed it down, and scrubbed it with betadine and a sponge. (He wasn't too crazy about that, but he tolerated it.) Then I sprayed it with Furall, an antibacterial spray that leaves a thin protective coating over the wound.

Right now I'm letting Panama graze in the front yard for a little bit while I work on my laptop. (I have no Internet access here, so I'll have to wait until I get home to post this to my blog.) In about an hour I'll put him in his stall — I don't want him doing anything to make the gash worse! I'll be back in the evening to clean and flush the wound again. I'll also clean his stall again, so that he has a reasonably clean place to lay overnight.



At April 8, 2010 at 10:16 AM, Blogger jdshorse2397 said...

oh my good thing you acted fast and knew what to do .


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