COMEBACK STORY: Traumatic Heel Bulb Injury & How A Great Owner Helped Her Horse!

Lexy Neusch’s mare Gypsy recently had a heel bulb injury so horrible it’s hard to look at. It’s hard to imagine that any horse would be able to heal from something like this, but she was diligent and did everything she could to help her mare. She recently shared her journey and exactly what they did to support her mare while she was healing.  Check out the before and after below!

Before & After From Lexy Nuesch Facebook

Lexy wrote, “June 27 – the day following the occurrence of the injury
• The injury had not been cleaned at the vet clinic so after unwrapping, I cold hosed for 20 minutes, sprayed with diluted Thieves Household Cleaner mixed with 20 drops of Purification essential oil, applied my Young Living Essential Oils (Melrose, Helichysum, Geranium, Lavender, PuriClean, Infect Away, Mendwell, & Animal Scents Ointment), & re-wrapped.

August 27 – 2 months & 1 day from injury
• Currently applying manuka honey & essential oils & changing the bandage roughly every 5 days. Sometimes more, sometimes less.”

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Source: Lexy Nuesch Facebook

Lexy wrote, “• June 26 – taken within 10 minutes of injury

• June 27 – the day following the occurrence of the injury
– The injury had not been cleaned at the vet clinic so after unwrapping, I cold hosed for 20 minutes, sprayed with diluted Thieves Household Cleaner mixed with 20 drops of Purification essential oil, applied my Young Living Essential Oils (Melrose, Helichysum, Geranium, Lavender, PuriClean, Infect Away, Mendwell, & Animal Scents Ointment), & re-wrapped.

• July 2 – ~6 days after injury
– Cold hosing for 10-20 minutes. Had given 2 shots of Exceed (antibiotic). Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing bandage daily.

• July 6 – ~10 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. The final day of daily bandage change.”

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Source: Lexy Nuesch Facebook

Lexy wrote, “• July 9 – ~13 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 11 – ~15 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 14 – ~18 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 16 – ~20 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.”

Source: Lexy Nuesch Facebook

Lexy Nuesch wrote, “• July 9 – ~13 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 11 – ~15 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 14 – ~18 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• July 16 – ~20 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.”

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Source: Lexy Nuesch Facebook

Lexy wrote, “• July 18- ~22 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils & Vetasan ointment. Changing the bandage about every other day.

• Missed taking photos a time or two in here, but did do a rough trim of her toe to take some pressure off of her heel.)

• July 30- ~34 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils. Four days had gone by before changing this bandage.

• August 5- ~40 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils. Stopped the Vetasan ointment as was told that it can promote proud flesh after using it for an extended period of time (made a big difference). Applied SSD (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream). Changing the bandage every 3-6 days depending on the condition of bandage.

• August 11- ~46 days after injury
– Cold hosing 10-20 minutes. Applying essential oils. Applied SSD (Silver Sulfadiazine Cream). Changing the bandage every 3-6 days depending on the condition of bandage.”

Source: Lexy Nuesch Facebook

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The before and after with this mare is incredible!  Lexy did such a great job with her and had a great veterinarian team to help her along the way.

You can learn more about Lexy & Gypsy’s story in her Facebook post below:

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