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HOG & DOGS => HOG DOGS => Topic started by: Cajun on September 07, 2022, 07:09:10 am



Title: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Cajun on September 07, 2022, 07:09:10 am
Looks like my Steel dog is going to be retired. He has not put his leg down since we caught the big boar a month ago. Vet said it was a nerve and not a tendon. He also said there is a slight possibility that the nerve could regenerate but not not putting a lot of stock in that. I have had a lot of nerve damage over the years and had a lot of atrophy because of it. Steel n the hog that crippled him. (https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20220907/09a325a44f2f92067683bc215c463a30.jpg)
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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: HIGHWATER KENNELS on September 07, 2022, 07:17:17 am
Sure hate that for you man,, Its hard to accept the loss of use of a good one that shouldve had plenty of time left..    If we wouldve picked up a easier way of life,, like sitting on the couch and eating popcorn in the a/c  no telling how easier life wouldve been..   LOL...  Who knows though,, he might surprise you and be up on all fours come January..  Hope so


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: BA-IV on September 07, 2022, 10:01:18 am
I’ve seen that in a couple of dogs and it has always stayed drawn up. Saying that though, they all were three legged hog finding machines. Didn’t really slow em down much. Long races was a struggle, but you can pick him up, but if he’s got the heart and drive, I’d keep letting him find a few for me!


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: make-em-squeel on September 07, 2022, 01:45:35 pm
My mal was like that for 3ish months and hes 90% recovered from time and running him

FYI a great cheap way to regenerate nerves and ligaments is amazon Standard process, for nerve get neurotrophin pmg, for ligament/joint get ligaplex 1 or 11


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: make-em-squeel on September 07, 2022, 01:47:16 pm
I’ve seen that in a couple of dogs and it has always stayed drawn up. Saying that though, they all were three legged hog finding machines. Didn’t really slow em down much. Long races was a struggle, but you can pick him up, but if he’s got the heart and drive, I’d keep letting him find a few for me!

Agree especially if it was a back leg bc they use it like a pogo stick, front legs not so much b/c they need them for cutting etc. My buddy had a 3 legged dog that died of old age striking hogs


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: NLAhunter on September 07, 2022, 04:59:53 pm
I hate to hear that I sure hope he gets over it but like others said he can probably still go find hogs my buddy has male out of my dogs that had his tendon cut probably 2 years ago now he still cast go and goes get bayed finds and bays most of the hogs they catch he just can't hold up as good as he use to

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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: t-dog on September 07, 2022, 05:46:30 pm
I’m not sure I wouldn’t set up a pulley system across a stock tank and swim the heck out of him. My old yonder female had to have a leg amputated and she still got it done. I hope he recovers, I hope you don’t have to retire him, BUT…..at least you know what he is hunting wise so that you can use him as a stud if you need or want to. He’ll for sure make a pretty yard ornament if that’s what you do with him. Good luck


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Reuben on September 07, 2022, 08:39:10 pm
Sorry to hear that…he look young and strong and maybe not in his prime just yet…if his tendon isn’t cut thru I would spray cut heal on it 3 times a day…


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: l.h.cracker on September 08, 2022, 03:55:31 am
Hate to hear that Cajun.My Cypress bitch had her Achilles severed by a boar 3 weeks ago my vet and I came to the decision to amputate the leg at the hip because she is constantly trying to use it. I'm still gonna hunt her probably just turn her out solo on tracks but she can't be breed anymore because another unfortunate event so I figure take her till she can't go.I imagine ol Steel will still get it done if you choose to hunt him but like T-dog said good luck in anyway you choose to go.


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Shotgun66 on September 08, 2022, 06:11:26 am
Sorry to hear about Steel Cajun. Hate it for you and the dog. I guess it’s in the water right now. My Click dog looks to be in the same situation. It’s been almost 3 weeks and he won’t put weight on his front left leg. He holds it at up at his shoulder. Just flops and dangles and folds up at the ankle when he tries to put weight on it. Vet took X-rays and didn’t see anything. You would think his shoulder was broke. Vet said it might be nerve damage. Dog is coming on 4 years old and just really getting nice. I had plans to start a pup behind him this fall/winter. Good dogs are hard to come by. This game we play will keep a man on the muscle just trying to stay in dogs. I run loose bay dogs 1 or 2 at a time to avoid this as much as possible. Still get bit in a$$ from time to time!
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Best wishes on a full recovery for Steel….. but I’m bettin you aren’t dependent on just him to keep you in hogs!


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Cajun on September 08, 2022, 06:54:07 am
Thanks guys   It’s a nerve that was damaged. Hopefully he will come back but not putting much stock in it. Steel is a pretty fair dog at 3 1/2 years. Not my coldest nose dog but you put him in sign and you want see him until he is caught. He was two before he finally started baying big hogs. If a hog stopped or he got close enough he was a caught hog. That being said he broke a lot of bays trying to catch big hogs but couldn’t hold them. He was better being hunted by himself where he would bay a big hog. I had a dog about 15 years ago that had to have his back leg amputated and he still ran in the front for about 3 hours.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: t-dog on September 08, 2022, 06:24:55 pm
Sounds like a tough rascal. Must have some kind of smarts to still be alive.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: make-em-squeel on September 09, 2022, 09:24:57 am
that neurotrophin pmg from standard process will regenerate that nerve and its only 20$ for a 30 day supply


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: make-em-squeel on September 09, 2022, 09:25:24 am
that neurotrophin pmg from standard process will regenerate that nerve and its only 20$ for a 30 day supply

 avg of 3 -4 bottles/months


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Cajun on September 09, 2022, 10:32:15 am
Thanks Make em Squeal. I’ll ask my Vet about it.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Bred4DaGame on September 11, 2022, 09:21:03 pm
Ruff dogs love the heart courageous these curs dogs sure is a dang good looking dog I like em three legged nd all


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: make-em-squeel on September 12, 2022, 05:06:01 pm
Thanks Make em Squeal. I’ll ask my Vet about it.


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your vet will have no clue about it just get it off amazon


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Slim9797 on September 12, 2022, 07:53:46 pm
Me and my buddy got to talking yesterday and was wondering if you could inject a dog that got nerve damage In its leg or foot like you with a horse with navicular.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: t-dog on September 12, 2022, 10:05:21 pm
Slim the nerve injection you’re talking about is only a temporary block. When they actually nerve a horse they attempt to cut a particular nerve.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Cajun on September 15, 2022, 07:53:55 pm
  Steel started putting his foot down but half the time his foot is just rolling over. I am going to put him on that Neurotrophin and put a boot on that back leg to make sure he put his foot down flat and hopefully he will come back. thanks Make em squeal


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: jsh on September 16, 2022, 05:12:42 am
There’s hope Cajun. I had a cur dog doing the same thing, but his foot would just flop and he’d sometimes put the top of the foot down first. Over time it corrected itself - can’t say exactly why.


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Cajun on September 16, 2022, 11:06:17 am
Thanks Guys. Hopefully he pulls out of it.


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Austesus on September 24, 2022, 09:45:48 am
I hope he can make a recovery for you Cajun. My buddies Cash dog that sired my last litter was basically 3 legged. He got absolutely wrecked when the previous owner had him and he was retired to a farm dog. When I found out my buddy Desmond had bought him I couldn’t believe he was hunting him because I had seen the videos of him being worked on in the vet office and knew he was crippled. His Achilles’ tendon was severed and so that foot basically just drug on the ground with no control. That dog was still a hog finding machine and acted like it barely slowed him down.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: ModisettH on October 26, 2022, 03:56:57 pm
We just went through this a couple years back. Had a hog break when the bulldog was almost there. He caught him in the rear ended and made him stop cur dog ran up trying to save the day and got hit when he came by the hog. Hit him in the back leg and got a nerve that controlled the foot. He couldn’t use his toes they’d just roll up. He ended up messing all the hide up on his foot till it calloused over. Never could do much after that. One vet insisted on cutting his leg off. We didn’t go for that as he probably wouldn’t have made it off the table.


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Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Reuben on October 26, 2022, 07:15:34 pm
It is probably best to cut the leg off but in some cases not necessary…I had a Welsch Terrier many years ago that got run over by a car…the leg needed to come off and he was a go getting little rascal without it…about as fierce a 20 pound dog could be…

My friend had his Plott ham stringed, doctoring did help and he chose not to have the leg cut off…the dog wasn’t as fast or as quick after the injury but he was a good hog dog…not being as agile eventually got him killed…


Title: Re: Doesn’t look good.
Post by: Arkansashunter96 on October 30, 2022, 03:14:56 pm
Sorry to hear about that Cajun. Seems like I’ve had everything happen this year that can as well. I accidentally ran over my 7 month old plott a couple months ago trying to road him before a rain. Then weeks after that we went hunting the weekend before bow season, the dogs casted out and it sounded like they jumped something then silence. They weren’t far and hunted around. I went to the truck to beat them to the road and my possum dog was locked up at someone’s gate he wouldn’t budge. I ran into the land owner and asked permission to get my dog He acted real weird but I didn’t hear any gun shots or nothing so I didn’t think any different. When I got to him and picked him up I knew it was bad the way his back leg looked but it seemed like everytime I handled it I had a different explanation and no idea of anything to be wrong with it by the time we got home. The plott seems to be healing fine and is starting to put weight on it. I just put him back on a chain a last week to rehabilitate some and get ready for after deer season. Possum on the other hand is hit or miss he is usually holding it up. I’m honestly thinking donkey there is sometimes one in those woods I heard. Or the guy ran him down in the sxs