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Posted 02 October 2004 - 07:27 pm

has anybody ever had a toe taken off a lurcher my dog rio had to have half her toe off after tearing the pad very bad i was able to tape the toe up to do the cousing at the midland but when we got home it had to go

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Posted 03 October 2004 - 07:03 pm

No toes taken off mate but plenty of knocked up ones....... :yes:

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Posted 04 October 2004 - 04:00 am

had a first cross saluki one toe off wasent long before another had to come off :no: pure f*****g nightmare laid up for weeks :no: :lol: ps use a good vet

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 04:53 pm

My advice would be to see a greyhound vet, they see toe injuries all the time. You can get hold of them at your local track.

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Posted 19 October 2004 - 05:01 pm

that is what i did mate hence the pic with the foot with stitches
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 01:16 pm

My first Lurcher broke a middle toe just above the knuckle joint, coursing a Hare which took her onto a tarmac farm road. I think it went as she jumped the fence seperating the field from the track.

The Vet put her foot in plaster. After a few days I noticed a funny smell and cut the plaster off there and then. She'd got gangrene in the broken toe, it was all colours and badly swollen .

Rushed her back, the Vet on Sunday afternoon call out, was the same bloke who'd put the plaster on.

He was insistent that he'd get her right again, make good his mistake and put her straight on a drip, keeping her in for a few days.

It didn't work, the infection spread. I went along with the free treatment offered for months. I allowed the removal of 2 green toes, watched her hind leg wither and start to draw up under her belly. I watched her temperament deteriorate to a point where any person or animal that got too near the leg received a warning, and if they didn't move sharpish, the follow up was a snap.

After 3 operations, 2 of them amputations, and talk of a 3rd, I called it a day. I had to hold her muzzle shut before the vet would come near enough to give her the lethal jab. At the time I felt like letting her get a good grip on him, just the once, before she died.

The lurcher I have now is with the pet vet for jabs or whatever. Things have moved on since the early '80s. Even so, any injuries, and I'll be looking elsewhere for specialist treatment.

Edited by smallmouth, 03 November 2004 - 01:18 pm.

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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:34 pm

the vet i use is very good and yes the price is sky high but the dog is worth every penny and it is about 8 weeks since her toe was removed she is get back into running as it is a heeled up now
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Posted 03 November 2004 - 03:57 pm

I think mine would've been OK. The toe didn't need to come off due to the break, the toe removal was to try and get rid of the infection. But it just didn't work.

When I think back, an old guy who kept coursing greyhounds told me to use insulation tape to bind the broken toe to its neighbour, (it was the outside middle on the left rear foot), and rest the bitch up for a few weeks. But I wouldn't have it and went running to the vet...........

Edited by smallmouth, 03 November 2004 - 03:57 pm.

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