Coronet wound

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{! Guest} Written by: Dennis Ruf

{/ guest} Patient:
Type: Treatment s
Age: 10 years Description
: Sport horse

Start of treatment: 25.10.09

Disease picture / symptoms:

The mare was admitted to us on Monday evening, October 26th, 2009, she had a large, oozing, two-week-old injury on the coronet. After the accident, attempts were made to sew up the wound, but without great success. The horse always had a bandage until it arrived with us.


October 26, 2009:


Treatment description

We removed the bandage and treated the injury with vetdrop 3 times a day. From the second day on, the mare was walked on the treadmill for an initial 10 minutes, which was then gradually increased to 30 minutes.

The problem was not the open wound - we closed it within a few days as promised - but that the horse came to us too late and the coronet had started to deform. It grew past the hoof - now the horn needs to be rasped off to achieve normal growth. The horse is not lame, but can only be moved in step for the time being until growth normalizes and the hoof takes on the correct shape, which will certainly take three weeks.

Conclusion - if we had received the horse immediately, we would have closed the wound without stitching and the cornea on the coronet would not have had such an excessive reaction. The horse would be ready for use again a week ago - that is an incredible cost saving.

October 28, 2009. The wound responded well to the treatment and the injury was mostly dry - you could see how the injury began to close from the inside out:

November 1, 2009:

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  • Just oxygen
  • Thermohyal TDA , 3 times a day

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