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Case Study: Filly runs into arena wall

Case Study: Filly runs into arena wall

*Warning – contains graphic images of injury*

A few weeks ago, Equine Vet, Hattie Barnes was called out to a 3 month old filly that had unfortunately run into an arena wall.

As you can see from the photograph, the wound was very large but thankfully superficial.
Hattie sutured the wounded and placed a drain to help remove fluid from the large dead space between skin and bone.

Wound after filly ran into wall

Wound prior to treatment

Sutured wound with drain

Wound after stitches removed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thankfully recovery was quick and the patient is back to normal foal life now!

 

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