Henry presented to Reid & Associates Equine Clinic with an infected, non-healing wound of his withers. Our examination with radiographs and ultrasound showed that the withers bone and ligaments were involved requiring surgical debridement (removal of damaged tissue) and drainage. Following debridement surgery, reconstructive surgery was required to achieve closure of the wound and skin coverage of exposed bone.
Henry was prepped for surgery and HBOT was initiated as an adjunct therapy to help fight the infection and to bring increased oxygen to assist in the healing process.
Henry’s wound healed and he successfully returned to riding thanks to his generous owner.