|This is a two year old Thoroughbred Filly who was injured on a metal feed trough. She had injuries on both the inside
and the outside of the same leg.
Significant Points of these wounds:
Puss discharge under the granulation bed shown on outside right leg, day 31: This is a sure sign of avascular necrotic
bone - symptoms of avascular necrotic bone are that the bone appears whiter than normal, and the granulation tissue
will overgrow the bone but will not adhere to the bone, which proved true in this case. Permanent discharge
accompanies what looks like a healed area unless treated.
There is a less than desirable cosmetic healing of the wound area on this filly due to the filly chewing on the granulation
Final pictures of this filly were taken just before she was shipped to New Jersey to continue training, and she's now
Treatment started 6-23-2004
Before & After
|Cannon Area Injury