On March 23, my poor Toby boy bashed his foot on the fence. He needed 5 stitches and 6 layers of bandages changed daily. To my sad discovery on Monday April 1, his stitches had come out. The vet recommended putting a cast on his foot because the laceration is located on a high flex point, just below the fetlock. So on Thursday, two vets put a cast around his hoof. I moved him to the barn across the street where he can live in an indoor stall and stay dry.
He has been doing really well by staying calm and being patient. He is almost 7 years old and he has been confined for over 2 weeks now. The hope is that the cast will keep the laceration closed so it will heal faster. He will still need bandaging after the cast comes off next week. In the meantime, he is getting grooming, love and pep talks from me daily. We are enjoying a new way to bond. And we are both grateful for the care and support he has received from the vets, the barn managers and our friends.
Here are some pictures of the cast going on, as it is not something you don't see everyday.
I have been a Professional Animal Communicator since January 2016. I have been an animal lover and admirer for a very, very long time.