Fix Lake English's Fracture
Organized by: William Hodge
Lake English is doing great - he has settled in nicely at his new location and is off all medications. He will continue being looked after 24/7 for the first week and we will continue to monitor his progress- he has gained about 50lb since surgery!!!
Happy Labor Day! Lake English had his first bandage change this morning and the leg looks great. The surgical sites look clean and no swelling which is a good sign. His pain meds will be reduced today and we will continue to monitor him daily. He has a sweet tooth and will do anything for a peppermint which is great for changing bandages in a 3 year-old TB. Pictures to follow!!! Thank you and we appreciate all that you have done for him!
Hi everyone!!!! Lake English walked great today out of the surgery unit back to a new stable. He is doing great and is becoming quite the favorite around the barn. He is very bright, alert and responsive. The surgery went fine and he is now walking completely sound without any problems. We will continue to monitor his progress and he has a few bandage changes this week, some antibiotics and should be a handful to deal with as he already tried to roll in his new stable!!!!!
Lake English is doing great this AM and he is being prepped for surgery. He is having standing lag screw fixation of his RF distal metacarpus. He has had ideal pain management and is in great hands. We will keep you updated on his progress today!!!!!!!
Lake English had standing surgery this morning after he sustained a severe RF fetlock fracture yesterday during training. The surgery was performed to compress the fracture line and prevent displacement or further damage. Cornell Ruffian specialists performed the surgery which took about an hour to complete (post op pictures can be seen to the left). Lake English had 2 lag screws placed in order to compress the fracture and prevent future joint disease. He could easily return to racing as many horses do, but he will undergo rehab for 2-3 months before active exercise can begin. His new career is undecided but currently he will have a few months rest before embarking on an exciting new career.
"There is something about the outside of a horse that soothes the inside of a man." - Winston Churchill
Lake English is a three year old thoroughbred racehorse gelding that was injured during training on August 29th. He sustained a right front lateral condylar fracture of his metacarpus, which means he fractured his fetlock or ankle. Due to unforseen circumstances Lake English's owners are not able to pay for the surgery to repair the fracture or the time needed to allow it to heal, and they were considering humane euthanasia. Lake English has such a sweet demeanor and such excellent potential for an athletic career that we have decided to send him for surgery at Cornell Ruffian Equine Medical Center. Please help Lake English start a new life by donating money to fund his surgery, immediate aftercare, and first few months of rehabilitation.