Sunday, June 19, 2011

Clostridial Myonecrosis

I am always learning when it comes to horses, mostly what can go wrong with them. A horse that was boarded at my first barn got a normal injection June 11th. His mom started noticing swelling and by day two he was fighting for his life at the Equine Hospital. How many of you have heard of
Clostridial Myonecrosis? I didn't even know it existed, but after seeing the photos of his leg (he got his shot in his butt) I will add this to the list of things I pray that Denali never gets. His whole back leg looks like hamburger. His mom has a private video on YouTube and since it is private I will respect her wishes, but OH MY!


Anonymous said...

Is it just a fancy way to say gangrene?

wendyu said...

Wow! Scary! I hope the horse makes it!

Dom said...

That one scares me too.

Denali's Mom said...

I think so Anonymous

Ms Martyr said...

So the only "solution" is to not vaccinate? This reminds me of parents who don't vaccinate their kids because they might have a bad reaction. I guess life is full of risks and this is one of them.
OT, but I read this story about Seattle Slew's trainer this morning and thought of you and Ms Slew:
It's quite long but I thought worth the read.