Ten days ago this filly kicked the steel post the first day she was being treated for a nasty, painful pastern cut. The day before yesterday, at 7 days, the leg gotten pretty swollen, and it was apparent the deep bruise was coming to the surface. I painted ichthammol on the area where it looked like the bruise was trying to surface, and started her on tucoprim to avoid an overt infection.
I think the power of ichthammol is underrated. I find it to be very effective and powerful at drawing pain and infection. It really prepares the wound bed for the next step. Usually 2-3 days is how long we use it to draw. Overnight it drew out most of the fluid, pain and swelling. The leg went down a lot. This is what it looked like after 24 hr ichthammol draw.
So yesterday, again, I painted on ichthammol and wrapped. This plug came out today, nice and clean. I sprayed the hole with Vetericyn, and painted on more ichthammol on the entire area, the wrapped.
Tomorrow, I'll start using wound salve on it and continue wrapping for a few more days. I post more pics in the coming days.