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Lucky Spike after nail injury (Equine Vets)

Jess, one of our Equine Vets, was recently called out to see Spike who was very sore after standing on a nail on the outside of his frog.

Luckily the nail was still in place and we were able to take xrays of his foot to see in which direction the nail had entered. Once removing the nail it was a lot bigger than we were expecting at a whopping 6 inches!

With the size of the nail we were unsure whether the tendon sheath (that runs along the back of the foot and fetlock) had been compromised.

After further tests Spike was given the all-clear and his foot was bandaged with poultice material to help draw out any infection. After a course of antibiotics and anti-inflammatories, Spike has made a full recovery. Well done Spike!