|Revitalizing Old Injuries
This page contains cases of older
injuries which were revitalized for a
more cosmetic appearance.
This is a 10 month old de-gloving wound with exposed tendon. This horse
repeatedly chewed on the injury.
November 14, 2004
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.
December 13, 2001
This was an $18,000 roping horse that had been injured one month prior to
coming to Step Ahead Farm. The horse was purchased for $1,000 by the new owner
to prevent him from being put to sleep.
September 1, 2007
This is a four year old Thoroughbred filly with 8 month old hock injuries.
She arrived at Step Ahead Farm after 8 months of treatment with Robert Jones
January 1, 2004
This yearling had developed a draining sinus for two months after being sold through a sale
barn. The cause of these erupting sinuses was never determined.
April 16, 2005
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.
September 10, 2009
Quarter Horse yearling gelding with a 2 1/2 month old injury.
This injury is just above the fetlock, and the movement of the joint caused the
crack, which continues to bone depth, seen in the center of the granulation bed.
The extensor tendon has been torn.
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.
To see the full case information on any of these cases, click on the case number or picture of the case.