Brax is 7 years old. He is an Irish sport horse.
I bought him last October and lightly competed him during the winter to prepare to event this season. He had previously done nothing as he was very difficult to mount and it took his previous owner, who is very experienced upwards of six months to rectify this.
On Saturday 18th Feb Brax was turned out at 8.30am.
At around 9.15 am a livery person from the yard saw a great deal of blood in the field and subsequently informed Megan ( Physiotherapist, livery yard owner ) who on investigation found Brax bleeding profusely.
A vet was called and was some distance away. She arrived around 10.30am and treated Brax in the field for upwards of 1 hour. We then transported him to Coach House Vets at East Woodhay.
He was then treated by 2 vets and a nurse for upwards of 5 hours.
He had over a hundred sutures in the wound. This involved trying to repair the damaged muscle by stitching it back in place.
The wound subsequently broke down on February 21st. The wound was not re-stitched
Brax was hospitalised for a further 9 days and returned home on February 29th for a continuation of rehabilitation.
On Tuesday 13th Ian visited the yard and explained the best way to use ArcEquine. We started on Brax’s treatment that day.
Saturday 22nd April “Brax is now turned out daily and is much happier in himself. This was much quicker than expected by me, or the Vets !!”