Part of being an equine veterinarian is being on-call for emergencies. Unique to large animal vets, on-call can be 24 hours a day, 365 days a year for the solo practitioner. After a day full of ERs, two calls in particular, left me pondering OC and all that it encompasses.
Some clients will call the vet out for minor wounds, while others seem to call for only very critical circumstances. And some, you just never know what to expect. This post is an example of the latter, a serious wound sustained in the field. GRAPHIC IMAGES ARE IN THIS POST.
Nothing will make you appreciate a skillset like the sudden loss of one. In typical Monday fashion, what could go wrong seemed to go wrong with every appointment, procedure and task of the day.