This page contains injuries to
the Cannon Bone Area of the leg.
Case 15
This is a 12 year old Red Roan Quarter Mare from the Arkansas Prison System that
got cut in barbed wire. The medial side of the left hind leg had bone exposure and
the periosteum was peeled off.  There was also a tissue flap with exposed blood
vessels at the end of the wound.  The wound size was approximately. 8" x 3" x 3/4'
Treatment 3-12-2001 through 6-15-2001
Case 16
This is a Quarter Horse filly who spooked, and her rear legs went through a net wire
fence. She was brought to Step Ahead Farm two weeks after the accident. The bone
was exposed on both legs, with extensor tendon damage.
Treatment 3-23-2001 through 1-24-2002
Case 19
This is a Paint Stallion with exposed tendon and muscle tissue, with a small area
open to the bone.
Treatment 6-11-2001 through 11-6-2001
Case 23
This is a de-gloving wound with exposed tendon. This horse repeatedly chewed
on the injury.
Treatment 7-18-2001 through 12-20-2001
Case 28
This injury was ten months old before it came to Step Ahead Farm.
Owned by a nurse who had been diligent in her care of the wound, using traditional
products - caustic powder and heavy metal compounds - the horse went very lame
when it pulled the severed extensor tendon loose from the granulation bed.
Treatment 9-21-2001 through 12-31-2001
Case 30
This is a 2 Year Old Thoroughbred Filly with an injury from kicking the wheel well of
a horse trailer while being shipped. The superficial flexor tendon was sheared, and
the deep flexor tendon was traumatized. The tendons were damaged, but the horse
was never extremely lame. The granulation bed was 5 inches wide and 13 inches long.
Treatment 11-1-2001 through 8-26-2002
Case 33
This was a four year old Thoroughbred Filly with a laceration down to the tendon, three inches
wide and eight inches long on the left rear leg, at the bottom of the cannon bone or top of the
fetlock. This wound was five days old when the horse arrived at Step Ahead Farm.
Treatment 8-19-2006 through 9-2-2006
Case 34
This is a Quarter Horse mare, with an injured left rear cannon area wound just
below the hock. The extensor tendon just below the hock was completely severed,
the lateral digital extensor tendon was exposed with the tendon sheath torn off the
Treatment 2-4-2002 through 12-2-2002
Case 35
QH yearling with exposed bone at ankle level. There was impregnated rubber in the
wound that had penetrated the bone and there was also a lacerated tendon.
Treatment started on 9-30-2003
Outside Injury                       Inside Injury
Case 90
This is a two year old Thoroughbred Filly that was injured
on a metal feed trough. She had injuries on both the inside
and the outside of the same leg. Both had tendon damage,
the inside injury had exposed bone.
Treatment started 6-23-2004
Case 93
This is a Thoroughbred Broodmare that injured her leg in the pasture and was
referred to Step Ahead Farm from Iowa. The wound was two weeks old at arrival.
On day one when this horse arrived, she had both exposed bone and exposed
tendons at the injury site.
Treatment 7-17-2004 through 12-31-2004
Case 143
This is a 6yo Paint Gelding with an injury at mid-cannon bone level. The extensor tendon
totally severed and the ends of the tendon were separated by 1 1/2  inches. The bone was
exposed in the lacerated area. The horse would not tolerate an external cast (Kimsey Cast), and
one should note that this horse was healed without using any external fixation during the
entire stay at Step Ahead Farm.
Treatment 6-5-2006 through 7-9-2006
Case 149
This is a paint weanling with a de-gloving injury with damaged tendons and exposed bone.
This injury was three weeks old when it arrived at Step Ahead Farm.
Treatment 9-5-2006 through 10-13-2006
Case 160
This horse has a de-gloving wound with damaged and torn tendons and exposed bone.
This horse belongs to a nurse from Tennessee that had used Eclipse and Lacerum products
before, but she brought the horse from Tennessee to Arkansas because her vet did not want to
use products on this wound that he was not familiar with.
Treatment 1-18-2006 through 4-19-2006
Case 173
This horse has four wounds on two legs. The horse injured both rear legs
when attempting to cross a cattle guard. The right rear leg had an 8"
wound with exposed bone just below the hock and a laceration on the
back of the pastern that severed both flexor tendons and involved the
joint. The left rear leg had the extensor tendon totally exposed on both
sides and a pressure abscess on the back of the pastern.
Treatment 10-24-2006 to 12-1-2006
Case 174
This horse had lacerated tendons exposed the length of the cannon bone, and a small
amount of exposed bone. Due to immediate use of Wound Wash, and arrival at Step Ahead
Farm within hours of injury, this was one of the fastest healing wounds we have treated.
Treatment 12-1-2006 through 1-12-2007
Case 183
This is a yearling quarter horse filly with three inches of bone exposed on medial side of leg
just below the knee, with tendon exposure and damage.
Treatment 12-26-2007 through 1-24-2008
Case 191
10 year old Barrel & Pole horse with a de-gloving injury. The extensor tendon was
shredded and the bone was exposed. This horse not only returned to competitive
condition but won the next Arkansas State Junior Championship in poles and
placed 3rd in barrels.
Treatment 5-14-2008 through 11-22-2008
Case 211
This is a 3 yo Fox Trotter filly that was caught in a forked tree when rolling out in
the pasture. She had three injuries, Two were in the cannon bone area. One, on the
back of the leg,  is from pressure necrosis.
The other was a laceration, with exposed
bone and tendon on the front of the leg just below the hock. The other injury was
also a pressure necrosis injury, on the back of the fetlock.
Treatment 10-20-2009 through 4-9-2010
Case 215
This is a Quarter Horse with a de-gloving injury, involving exposed bone and lacerated and torn
tendons. This was a consultation case, treated by the owner, who is a nurse.
Treatment 3-4-2010 through 8-15-2010
Case 41
This is a 4 year old paint with a laceration on the back of his cannon that
severed his superficial flexor tendon, partially severed the deep flexor tendon
and severed the lateral digital volar nerve.
Treatment started 9-26-2003
Case 179
This is an Arabian endurance horse with a 2 year old wound. This horse was brought
to Step Ahead Farm from Colorado, in the hopes that we could revitalize the area.
Treatment 9-10-2009 through 12-15-2009
Case 20
This is a palomino Quarter Horse yearling with a wire cut injury on the
left rear cannon, the extensor tendon was cut and 6 inches of the tendon
was missing. This injury was two weeks old when he arrived at Step
Ahead Farm.
Treatment 6-15-2001 through 8-20-2001
Case 38
This is Memory, a 2 year old Appaloosa Halter Horse with a 4 month old wound on
the cannon. This filly was in the 10 ten as a weanling and took second place in a
show with this injury, just prior to arriving at Step Ahead Farm.
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Cannon Bone
Case 220
This is a Thoroughbred gelding with an injury to the hock, extending down the
cannon. This injury involved 4 inches of exposed bone, severed tendons and
severed saphenous vein.
Treatment 7-19-2010 through 9-17-2010
Case 225
This is a retired Thoroughbred gelding with an injury to the upper cannon
bone - lower hock, that involved a piece of avascular necrotic bone.
Treatment 7-26-2010 through 8-13-2010
Case 54
Thoroughbred with a 6 month old injury, avascular
necrotic bone removed surgically.
Treatment started 9-10-2002
Case 82
Thirty Day old wound with an undiagnosed issue, referred to us. Pythiosis
10 year old quarter horse mare with double de-glove wounds on both rear
legs. We also removed some tendon from the left rear.