**WARNING: Lancing of a Hematoma on a Horse. Those of a sensitive nature, please consider skipping. As always, PTZ encourages you to watch by choice, and please comment with respect. Thanks! END WARNING!**
Was browsing YT and stumbled upon this video. A horse injured herself somehow and a vet has to come to her rescue.
“This is going to gross alot of people out, but I thought it was awesome.
Recently, my mare Lea injured herself (how, we don’t know!) and ended up with large hematoma on her hind flank. This is basically the same as a bruise with a great deal of blood beneath the surface. Typically, hematomas go away on their own, but one of this size needed to be lanced. It wasn’t particularly painful for her, but I believe it was bothering her when she moved or worked, so it needed to go.
My vet, Dr. Haugland, came out and sedated Lea, then administered a local anesthetic to her flank. He then lanced the pocket of fluid with a sterile blade.
This is the result!”
Lancing Lea’s Hematoma
Uploaded to YouTube by Windress on Feb 15, 2012