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    Quote Originally Posted by Hyacinth View Post
    I find when ever I give an animal pain killers they feel all brand new and proceed to bounce around the place like spring lambs...

    So if you do get the pain management right - you may then need to put her in a padded crate and cover it up to keep her from running around, or get pain killer in combination with sedative.

    She may have headbutted a horse's hoof, she may have also head butted a post while not exactly looking where she was going at full speed. She may also have pulled something heavy on top of her. If you didn't see it happen, you can't be sure. SBT are prone to prangs. Though mostly they prang into people - which is relatively soft for staffy, not so good for people's knees.

    I am not a vet but I imagine, apart from making her wear a crash helmet (like that's going to happen) there is not a lot you can do. Can't splint the skull. Might be able to operate to put the skull back in the right shape (if it has been squished). Can't get ice near it. At least whatever happened - it doesn't seem to have broken the skin - which might be bad for infection. Though it is hard to tell from photo.

    Do ask the vet up front if it was his dog, what would he do, and also how much is each treatment going to cost (especially if surgery gets recommended), and what the chances are that the treatment will improve things. Ie only 10% chance of improvement - you might not want to do it.
    Even before her first dose of meds she as still bouncing around the place. She is not a hyper staffy at all (my 2 pups are though) she would rather prefer to fall asleep at your feet and eat then have to waste energy and run around.

    Will definately be running all past my vet when she is next assessing her injury all the pro's and con's etc etc etc

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    I would get a referral to an opthamologist asap

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    I would be also be seeking a referral .
    We were told we would/should lose our girls eye (completely different situation) but have since seen great improvement with careful managment.

    How is the poor girl feeling ?
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    So this morning the sweeling was going down and I noticed she has a puncture wound above her eye, the vet has started her on antibiotics and I will see how it is going when i get home from work. Positive thinking it will be better

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    Great to hear SS .
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    I got stung by a bull ant, and boy is my leg swollen, like someone injected a softball behind my knee, and to top it off it's blistered and weeping. Went to doc, said take zirtec and if it goes nasty (red infected me with high temp etc) take antibiotics. Took a long time to find one we thought might be effective on a skin allergy that I'm not already allergic to.

    And I'm using cortisone cream as well. And ice. And it's a mess. So besides horse foot - could also be bull ant. At least I think it was a bull ant.

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    Good news, the weeping is slowing and the swelling is going down YAY

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