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Barb Wire

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   August 13, 2015 07:41

This youngster had a run in with a barb wire fence.

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Interesting Case #12 Mare and Hi-Tensile Wire

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   September 7, 2014 18:41

This is an unusual case of a mare and hi-tensile wire.  She got her hind leg tangled in hi-tensile wire today.

 

 

There were 3.5 wraps around her hind leg.  The owner could not see much of the wire and assumed that it had cut deep into the leg even though there was no blood present.

This is immediately after cutting the wire off the leg.  No skin cut at all, leg seems to be normal temperature below the wire.

5 hours after, treated with bute and cold water hosing.

Damaged Horn

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   March 20, 2014 09:14

Question:  Hi, we have a cow, 9 years old, that has managed to pull a horn off. (Seen Mar 4-2014) I didn't think such an event was possible! The horn was found in a feeder several days later. I am curious as to what will become of the tissue that supported the horn. I noticed today that she must have given that base a knock and caused a wound that has shed blood once again. I welcome your comments regarding this. •    It left the horn-shaped base as can be viewed in the first pic. And the sloughed horn that I picked up in the feeder is completely hollow.  Thanks! -Cheryl H.

Answer:  Then I would expect it may grow back similar to a broken part of hoof or missing nail on a person. The tissue left is horn corium, tissue that nourishes and supports the horn tissue. It will likely have granulation tissue on it now which bleeds very easily. If the cow is hard on it, or if it is too damaged, it may be better to have her dehorned and the site cauterized on that side. Or have a decorative brass cover made ;0) Dr. Lisa Wayman





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Leg wound reopened by horse

posted by Horse Owner Today    |   February 15, 2012 10:34

Question: Having the same problem with this horse. Keeps opening the wound on the front of his leg. Thanks very much to Dory for the Bitter Apple, however, did not work. Any ideas? Was wondering about a powder of some kind that will get into his nostrils and deter him. He really is not chewing it so much as rubbing it open with his nose. He is out with the other horses now and his leg seems to be working very well. The tendon, as you said, has scarred down and he is pretty well sound on the leg. Roxanna

Answer:  Sometimes preparation H helps a lot with the itching of a wound. Is it on front of hock (hind leg) or front of carpus (front leg)? Wounds that were on front of these joints have high movement and minimal extra skin to close fully so the horse ends up with an epithelialized mature scar. These have little structural strength and frequently reopen or crack and ooze permanently. 
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Answer:  Thanks for your question Roxanna.  I agree with Dr. Wayman, these wounds are difficult to heal properly because of the leg structure.   An option is to reopen the wound, take it down to the granulation bed, debride and freshen skin edges. Dr. Domoslai DVM