Originally Posted by applecart14
According the the Merck Veterinary Manual it is unlikely to heal without surgery but obviously your vet is the best one to consult about this.
Obviously my referral vet is being consulted closely! He didn't feel surgery was in the old boy's best interests (he's 23, with arthritis, although had still been in work until this happened.) I found the ivis. link and Mark is very ready to look further - he's talking to the vets in USA this mornig and has already found a source for sterile maggots!
If it shows no signs of working , the old boy will be PTS but he's in horse-pital now on iv antibiotics and bute so is as 'comfortable' as he can be.
Who cares about the treatment of horses and ponies at sub-standard markets - and works to improve conditions? Who manages a well-run sanctuary caring for some of those who fall through the net? Who spends EVERY penny you donate on caring for needy horses and ponies? Equine Market Watch, that's who!
- every little bit helps!!