As much as I ramble, rant and randomly post about the various aspects of vet life…I am curious what readers would like to hear more about? So I created this little poll, just to gather some feedback and help take this blog in different directions.
Picking up where I left off, the last entry was about an emergency case involving a non-weight bearing lameness and unexpected penetrating wound to the abdomen. Without the financial option for referral, the owner (fictitiously referred to as Karen from here on out) opted for managing the mare (fictious name of Sugar) at home. OurContinue reading “Unsolved Mystery (Part 2)”
Fractures of the hind limb or pelvis usually carry a grave prognosis for the horse. The young mare we originally saw on emergency, not only had none-weight-bearing lameness, but further examination uncovered a second, equally serious problem…an unusual penetrating wound to the abdomen. Without the option for referral to an equine hospital, the mare’s chances of surviving suddenly drop. As we make efforts to treat her in the field, interesting facts begin to surface surrounding the mysterious penetrating wound injury and the possible events that caused it.