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post #11 of 16 Old 08-22-2012, 04:18 PM
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Oh...I did not know that electric shouldn't be used with barb wire. A lot of folks usually have barb wire with the electric wire run on the inside to keep the horses from pushing on it or sticking their heads through. Thanks! I always learn something new!!

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post #12 of 16 Old 08-23-2012, 02:24 PM
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Yes, Vetericyn is basically bleach and water, but much better. The major difference is it's in a saline solution and it's oxygenated (not like hydrogen peroxide, which can damage tissue). I love vetericyn to clean wounds with, but it doesn't not heal as quickly as Resolve Wound Formula. That stuff is amazing. I clean with verericyn first, then paint on the resolve wound. Gets rid of old proud flesh.
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post #13 of 16 Old 09-02-2012, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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Just a quick update: Someone on another site suggested milking cream and it's easy to come by here in SA so I've been using that. It's working really well, especially on those cuts already healed. I can already see new hair coming out. He's not getting as many new cuts either as the horse next door has moved and I suspect most cuts were from the two of them playing over the fence. :)
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post #14 of 16 Old 11-06-2012, 04:34 AM
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You can use vetericyn creams on minor cuts and scrapes especially when it is fresh. It really becomes important in the healing phase. You can also use udder balm (bag balm) to maintain the moisture on the skin along with the excess hair on the body.


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post #15 of 16 Old 11-06-2012, 05:07 AM
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When my gelding cut himself on barb wire I used Vetericyn and it worked wonders
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post #16 of 16 Old 11-06-2012, 08:24 PM
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How big is this pasture and how many horses are in it? I have miles of barbed wire and 28 horses very few cuts.
if you do not overcrowd the pasture then I cant understand why your horse is getting cut so often. I insist on at least 2 acres per horse in any pasture that mine are kept in. i ahve never had a serious injury due to barbed wire. If it is well maintained and the pasture not overcrowded your horse should not be getting cut.
Most large ranches here in Texas have barbed wire only and keep all the livestock in using it. IMO it is no worse than any other type fencing if properly maintained. All my foals are born in pastures with barbed wire fencing. they learn at an early age to respect the fence. NONE have any scars from their encounters. Shalom
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