Monday, August 1, 2016

Brego hoof update: "It looks GREAT!"

Warning: more graphic pics. Heck, let's just go with the disclaimer that for the next 9 months, if it's a Brego hoof update, there will probably be graphic pics included. You're welcome.

Let me start this post by saying that my version of "It looks great!" and my vet's version of "It looks great!" are two very, VERY different things.

My version: A completely grown-out hoof with no defects, ever again.

My vet's version: The following:

Surgery +1 day

Surgery + 3 days

Surgery +5 days. You can see the new tissue is starting to grow in from the top.

1 Brego foot requires: 1 5x9 surgical pad, ~40 gauze squares, 1 roll of vetwrap, 1 triple layer duct-tape boot, and 1 roll of ela$ticon. 

Home and hoovering as usual!

Tomorrow I get to do my first solo bandage change. Luckily Brego's super good about this, but still, it's a 5-step process and that is one BIG foot. He's 100% sound and about ripped my arm off coming out of the stall this morning, complete with head tossing and squealing. Clearly he feels quite good, despite missing the better part of a hoof!

24 comments:

  1. If the vet says it looks good, it looks good. LMK if you want help with bandage changes.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. True, my vet's not one to pull punches.

      Delete
  2. ugh, so gross, so fascinating, all at the same time!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I'm sticking with gross, thanks.

      Delete
  3. Disgusting and enthralling at the same time! Glad he is feeling good :)

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow hes SOUND on that??? god i will never understand horse medicine. at least you're affirmed that it's going well and you did the right thing.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yeah sound enough to rear up and act like a jerk. Weirdo.

      Delete
  5. I was just wondering about Brego this morning... sounds like everything is a-ok. :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. He tried to brain me last night, so he's just fine. And being handled with a stud chain now. :D

      Delete
  6. I would definitely be milking the situation if I was Brego

    ReplyDelete
  7. You are made of sterner stuff than I.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Meh, I wouldn't say that. We all do what we have to :)

      Delete
  8. AWESOME. Thank you so much for braving these photos to share with us!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Lol, I'm getting used to looking at it, so it's all good!

      Delete
  9. I'm going to spell it ela$ticon from now on.

    ReplyDelete
  10. That's totally how I'm going to spell ela$ticon from now on. Brilliant! Thanks for sharing the pictures; I found it all very fascinating.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I think it's probably more fascinating when it's not your horse!

      Delete