Ok, here is the story. I really need help because it is killing me to see her face this way, plus, I am squeamish and I swear, I gag when I have to put meds on!
This has been going on for about a month. She is a 2 yeard old paso fino. Sweetest temperment EVER! I realize now I should have had a fly mask on her from day one. Her eyes were runny, I guess she rubbed hard, and then flies started swarming around the open area. I called the vet and sent a pic to her. She agreed a fly mask and Aluminum Spray should be fine.
For about a week or two, I would see the wound almost healed...then, I would see her rubbing it and it would be open and disgusting. Then, it would heal up again. Last week, when I checked, it was AWFUL, the worst I had seen it. I called the vet again, and sent her a pic. She came out yesterday and cauterized it, plus, here is what meds she gave the filly, plus the meds I am to give her for the next few days...
She tranqued her and cut off the dead skin and then cauterized.
She gave her an injection of Dexamethasone
I see also "lasix injection" on the invoice-not sure what that is?
Then, I got 3 packets of trichlormeth/Dex, to give her in her food once a day.
When that powder is gone, I got a bottle of liquid dex to give her every other day until wound is gone.
I also got an ointment to put on twice daily, it is SSD wound cream mixed with 3 other things...I know one is a fly repellent, can't remember what the other 2 ingredients are.
After I put on ointment, spray w/alushield and then put on fly mask.
What do you think? Any tips or tricks out there for me?
I may post a separate thread for this. I want to know why there is not a hard, helmet like fly mask to put on a horse to protect it from rubbing a facial wound??? No one has ever heard of that, and I am surprised. I would think a soft plastic helmet type fly mask, with small holes punched all over so it can breathe, would be a great idea.