Injured Horse Receives Prosthetic Leg

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Real Estate Agent with Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. RS297130

 

There is now hope for horses with leg injuries.  No longer do they need to be put down when they sustain a fatal leg injury.

 

Riley, 16 year old Quarter Horse from Fredonia, Arizona had lacerated her tendons.  Even with medical care, she was in severe pain.  Instead of euthanizing her, her left hind leg was amputated below the hock at a Sheridan, Wyoming animal clinic.

 

When she first entered the Sheridan, Wyoming animal clinic, she was in severe pain and barely able to walk.  The veterinarians tried to do the best they could to save her leg, but severe infections started to set in. 

 

Instead of putting her down, her left hind leg was amputated below the hock.  They then decided to try a prosthesis on her.  Riley was fitted with a prosthetic leg.  Her prosthetic limb was fitted same as a human's.   What normally would have been a fatal injury, she is now able to enjoy the green pastures at her home without pain.  She gets around quite well, now.

 

Veterinarians will now start to consider using a prosthetic limbs for horses in place of euthanasia.  The only requirement is that the horse's other legs must be healthy and the injury evaluated and checked for signs of serious infection that cannot be cured.

 

So, as you can see, there is now hope for horses with leg injuries.  No longer will they euthenize all horses that have broken legs.

 

 

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Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR®  (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania.  She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.  

Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR

Pennsylvania License #RS297130

Rural and Horse Properties and Farms

 

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Charles:

I believe you are right!  Good guess!

September 12, 2008 06:55 AM
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Linda Tremblay
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That is fabulous. There are many hourses have been put down due to leg injuries.  When I was younger, I used to think that the owners of race horses did it just because the horse could not race anymore.  Then I found out how it actually impacts a horse when their leg is broken.

September 12, 2008 07:07 AM
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Linda:

Hopefully down the line, medical science will come up with more solutions to mend horse injuries.

September 12, 2008 07:13 AM
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Perfect!!! What I can say is this article is very important to be written as it may help everybody to get awareness. Good job done.
January 16, 2012 07:02 AM
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It's good to know that modern medicine has advanced into the equine world to help the horses.

Brigita

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