My horse, Cueball, is in serious trouble. She somehow managed to get her leg (between the fetlock and coronary band) caught in some rope last week. We don't know how long she was stuck like that - possibly 3 hours until we found her & got her loose. She was completely down for nearly 14 hours until the vet came, gave her a few shots & we've been giving her antibiotic & bute daily for over a week now. She's up and moving, eating, drinking, etc., but now the area where the rope burn was has gotten infected. We wash it daily & soak in epsom salt bath, apply antibiotic ointment & wrap again - it is better, but there's still a chance she may lose her foot. I.E. we might still have to put her down. Vet says we won't know just yet what the extent of the damage is (unless we could afford thousands in lab fees & more vet bills, which we can't). The only thing keeping from it at this point is her disposition - she's up and walking around, not isolating from the herd. She's obviously uncomfortable, but stands so well for all of this doctoring we do on her.