Lameness of the Horse eBook

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drainage.  Tincture of iodin was injected; the wound was bandaged and dressed for a month in the manner heretofore described, when all discharge had stopped.  A vesicant was applied; the mare was put to pasture and within sixty days from the date of the injury she was being driven on short trips.
Case 6.—­A two-year-old brown gelding with a wire-cut on the left front foot.  The wound extended down through the sole and opened the navicular joint.  This colt was very wild and it was necessary to tie it down each time the wound was dressed.  The wound was dressed weekly for a month and less frequently thereafter.  It was handled eight times; the last dressing was left in place until worn out.  Six months later the colt was practically well, a very little lameness being shown when walking on frozen ground.
Case 7.—­A seven-year-old saddle-horse weighing eleven hundred and fifty pounds received a wound of the tarsus, laying bare the articular surfaces of a part of the joint.  It was impossible to keep this wound bandaged because of the restless disposition of the subject.  Injections of a dilute tincture of iodin were employed every second or third day for a month and the wound was kept covered with the antiseptic dusting powder referred to heretofore.  In five months complete recovery had taken place, with the exception of a stubborn skin disturbance which was successfully treated six months after the wound was inflicted.  The horse is still in use and is absolutely free from lameness.
Case 8.—­A two-year-old brown gelding with a wire-wound opening the scapulohumeral joint.  This wound was large enough to expose to view the articular portion of the humerus.  The same treatment as that given case No. one was instituted and in ninety days the colt was practically well.
Case 9.—­A three-year-old bay filly was found at pasture with one fore foot badly injured.  The owner intended to destroy her, but a neighbor prevailed upon him to have her treated.  Apparently the wound was of about a week’s standing and in a very bad condition, filled with maggots and dirt.  Both the navicular and coronary articulations were open.  This wound was cleansed in the usual manner and the owner cared for the case the balance of the time because the distance from my office was too great to give her personal attention.  She made an almost complete recovery in five months.
Case 10.—­At two-year-old mule with an open navicular joint due to a barbed wire wound.  Usual care was given this case and in five months recovery was complete and little scar is to be seen.  This case received seven treatments.
Case 11.—­An eighteen-months-old colt at pasture was found down and unable to rise without help.  In addition to several wounds of lesser importance there was a large wound on the inner side of the elbow, the joint was open and the entire leg was greatly swollen and
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