Horses in Casts

Check your horses cast at least twice daily.

A horse with a cast should be checked frequently. We check them frequently to make sure no cast sores; cast sores can become very problematic in your horses recovery. Checking your horses cast involves:

  • checking for heat or discharge
  • checking for an increase in lameness
  • checking the bottom of the cast for ware marks or splitting
  • checking/replacing bandage around top/bottom of cast to prevent dirt and debris from entering
  • checking for pain or swelling above/below cast

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