Waylon has decided that hind legs are overrated

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  1. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    About 2 weeks ago Waylon slipped and came up with a hematoma on his hind end. I gave him a week off, then rode him two days then gave him two days off, on the 3rd day off the hematoma BLEW UP. So I gave him another week off. After a week of looking at this disgusting jiggly thing, it started to receed...great! During that week that leg blew up a little, just for a day or two and then receeded to normal size. No big deal.

    Came out one morning to a nice little scratch down the other leg. No idea how it happen. His pen is pretty safe and small but he is a horse and things happen. Whatever, moving on...

    Fast forward a few days...yesterday I was trimming his feet and an airplane flew really low over us. Waylon pulled back from the tie post and sat back on his hocks, hitting a concrete trough that is in his paddock. LOVELY...super cute....custom wounds...

    Thankfully superficial and his hasn't had an ounce of lameness this whole time. His legs are just ugly now.

    No real purpose to this...just whining about my horse that has suddenly become a walking disaster.

    Since he hasn't been lame, I'm super busy with other stuff right now and our next BIG show is late September, I'm not really upset about it. Its just a W T H thing.

    The beginning...can't really tell much but it was noticeable to me.

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    Blown up YIKES! You can see the concrete trough of death in the back ground

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    So gross.

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    The first attempt at leg removal.

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    Jiggly Puff Improvement
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    Second attempt
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    He is lucky hes cute!

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  2. emali06

    emali06 Senior Member

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    Any good remedies for hair growth? Besides MTG :sick:
     
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  3. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    Jeez, he’s making a good job of that.
     
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    Alsosusieq2 Senior Member

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    Dang, he's consistent. ;)

    He sure is a cute beauty though. Lucky he didn't really ding his hocks.

    Nevermind.. I just saw that he did. Boy oh boy!!!
     
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    Vitamin E Oil.
     
  6. JStorry

    JStorry Senior Member

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    Curious As to why you waited for the hematoma to absorb? My vets protocol is wait a week, to allow whatever blood vessel caused it to heal and then drain it. Drainage is easy, just small scalpel nick. Suck that he keeps up all the superficial injuries. I know how that goes. My 2 and 5 year old find things to remove hair with almost daily. It's pretty buggy in their pasture so I think they scratch on trees.
     
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    VermilionStrife Senior Member

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    I would also be leery of a hematoma that size. Sometimes they become abscessed. Keep a close eye on it and I personally would keep an eye on his temperature and any heat/tenderness around the area.

    They sure love to beat themselves up! My horse keeps trying to remove eyes or something. :faint: He's smacked himself on my horse trailer pretty good a couple times with only a minor skin scrape on his nose to show for it, thank goodness.
     
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    I’ve used prep H to get hair to grow back the same color.
    He’s a cute disaster!
     
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  9. mooselady

    mooselady Senior Member

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    When my mare had one, bigger than that, my vet also advised wait and see, it went away in its own.
     
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    emali06 Senior Member

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    Vet advised to watch it for two weeks and drain if it does not significantly improve. Drainage prior to two weeks is not recommended due to potential for active bleeding.

    I also did not want to deal with wound care, or a vet bill (Who would??)

    No doubt I was and still am very leery!

    He has been VERY well attended. Like I said, its been over 2 weeks now. Nothing but improvement after the initial explosion. He lives in my backyard so vitals have been monitored several times a day since day one. He is probably tired of me prodding and poking! LOL I even had my husband tractor out some fresh dirt for a softer bed (shavings and straw just blew away)

    That is what my vet advised as well as a couple other previous vet employers I spoke with. Thankfully it has absorbed by over half!
     
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