Ping sustained a large degloving wound which extended the whole length of the cannon. The bone was visible in this wound and there was also a smaller, deep wound to his right stifle. Ping was initially in shock and was very sore on the limb, but after some pain relief began to weight bear.
The large wound was clipped and copiously lavaged. There was evidence that the surface of the cannon bone had been disrupted and the extensor tendon had been completely lacerated. Luckily, the fetlock joint and flexor tendons appeared to be unaffected. Skin that had a poor blood supply and was unlikely to survive was sharply debrided; unfortunately there wasn’t enough skin to close the wound but soft tissues were sutured over the bone surface to act as a biological bandage.