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NOISYGIRL

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I've actually posted these on HHO before so apologies if you've already seen them. This is Turbo's leg after he got caught on an electric wire fence which 'cheesewired' down this leg. If you look closely you can see the wire scored the bone. Its his near hind leg.

The front shot



Side shot



The inside side shot



A back shot



A week later

That is horrific, is the horse ok now ? do you have pics now ? this is my fear with electric wire
 

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Wow! The horse in the algarve is awful, I would hazard a guess at either he has been stuck in some sort of bog, or he had been run over and dragged....did you ever find out what happened to him?

The elec fencing injuries are awful too! I cant imagine the horror!!! x
 
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My baby... She has a rare form of auto immune disease (pemphigus erythematosus)... misdiagnosed for two years as "badly managed sweet itch"
 

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Vitilago- it is improving with steroid cream



Nod as a very sick yearling- vet diagnosed grass sickness- he was very lucky to survive and took a year to recover all his hair and body weight. He had a very sucessful career as a show cob, ending up at HOYS and is now happily semi retired in the field at the age of 18!




In case anyone wants to know- here he is at 4 yrs:


and at 12 yrs:


and at 16 yrs:
This is amazing!!;)
 

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Nemo's Sarcoid before and during Liverpool Cream treatment

Nemo had a small lump on his neck which was not noticed by myself or the vet when I bought him, due to him having a fluffy winter coat.

I pointed it out to the vet at Rossdales Equine Clinic at Newmarket when he was staying there last September due to an accident he had in the field and they said they could laser it off. The lab results showed it to be a sarcoid.

Here is the sarcoid before treatment, the lump was tiny, about the size of a little finger nail, but the hair surrounding it was kind of like a water mark stain you get on your clothes:



Following laser treatment, the wound didn't heal, so my own vet recommended liverpool cream treatment. This is what it looked like on the day just before 1st application of the cream:



After 1 week (not easy to see due to cream being on it)



4 weeks after the last application of cream



5 weeks after last application of cream




Dreading the part when it actually falls off!
 

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Is this an improvement?
It looks massive and extremely sore! Ive never seen a sacoid lazered off so couldnt really comment but seeing this would make me think twice, the before picture looks like it does go under the skin rather on top like most, how is it looking now??
I hope it gets better soon, best wishes! x
 

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Is this an improvement?
It looks massive and extremely sore! Ive never seen a sacoid lazered off so couldnt really comment but seeing this would make me think twice, the before picture looks like it does go under the skin rather on top like most, how is it looking now??
I hope it gets better soon, best wishes! x
P.S please post more pics it would be good to see it get better
 
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It would be great to see the after pictures when its healed. Liverpool cream is very aggressive.

This is a great thread. Just what the forum should be used for rather than petty squabbles.
 

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P.S please post more pics it would be good to see it get better
I hope after all this there is a positive result - although he will be left with scarring and the hair most likely will not grow back.

The last pics were just taken 2 days ago, so will keep you updated.

I must add that he has been extremely laid back about the whole thing. I had heard that many horses have to be sedated just to put the cream on as it can be very painful. I guess the fact it is on his neck rather than somewhere more sensitive helps. Every morning and evening he stands without even a headcollar on and lets me clean the wound. I then spray with antiseptic and smother in sudocrem to keep the flies off. Unfortunately most of the sudocrem ends up on my other horse!
 

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Full thickness slice through the coronary band:

Slight history - injury occured when cast in stable. Horse was treated within half an hour by a vet and it was agreed that I would collect him the following morning and bring him home to my vet. Photos are taken from this point on - first ones are first look when the dressings came off.





Post Surgery - having been in a cast for two weeks - stitches came out that day:



One week later - dressings change:



Another week further on - again, dressings changed:



And another week on - dressings off.



And 9 weeks after the initial injury - following first trim since the accident:



I am so very grateful to the excellent vets at Oakham Hospital for looking after him so well - and for Petplan for paying the claim! I am also very grateful for the fact that he was attended to so quickly in the time after the initial injury.
 

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Mystery swelling that just appeared on cob's fetlock....





Feather trimmed back for vet examination. It was about the size of half a tennis ball. No heat, no lameness, rock hard (like bone), no pain reaction at all. Vet was as mystified as me and his advice was to "leave well alone and wait and see what happens" and nothing ever did. After about 5 months it suddenly started shrinking and by 6 months it had gone completely.
 
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Vitilago- it is improving with steroid cream



Nod as a very sick yearling- vet diagnosed grass sickness- he was very lucky to survive and took a year to recover all his hair and body weight. He had a very sucessful career as a show cob, ending up at HOYS and is now happily semi retired in the field at the age of 18!




In case anyone wants to know- here he is at 4 yrs:


and at 12 yrs:


and at 16 yrs:
this horse is absolutely stunning!!! We lost one of our friesians to grass sickness :( it was horrible I had just started literally 2 weeks before he died having dressage lessons with him before we had him pts :,(
 

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This pony is now 5 yrs, i had him from 6 months old. This year i broke him to harness and clipped him for the first time ever. He has never had this condition before. it began shortly after being clipped, and i put it down to an allergy from the clippers or oil. months later. No better. The lumps fluctuate in size. It began on the neck, then the belly and flanks, and today in the latest episode are now on even the unclipped area of his coat. You can feel them under his skin. They are soft swellings varying in size from pea size to swellings like you would get in a horse sensitive to fly bites. Now they are on his face, these have erupted and ooze yellow runny fluid, not puss though. they don't seem to irritate him, they have not caused itching, he is fine within himself. I thought allegy, i have changed his bedding, his food, his rugs one by one, all to no avail. i'm at a loss, can anyone help
 
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I was thinking Pemphigus Foliaceus, a form of auto immune disease that effects the skin, but this is usually associated with lumps / lesions and then hair loss cycle.
It is very hard to diagnose though if it is, not alot if anything will show up in bloods or with apple core type skin biopsy.
Do they completely go at all or are they always there?
Look for any mud fever type scabs on lower legs (particularly hind) and and marks on hooves / coronets also any ventral odema / swelling between chest and girth area that you might not see with winter coat and any "summer sores" on lips,

Try Global herbs Skratch plus (I know you say not itching but it is a sup for skin and immune system) and Restore which detox's the system and liver of the horse - this will help if it is or isnt auto immune according to alot of people I know through pemphigus they couldnt recomend this enough also some omega oils and vit E will help no end for anti-oxidant and calms immune response down

Hope this helps
 
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