Originally Posted by welshcoblady
Hello have you tried using any drawing agents such as lintex or mag paste this draws out infection and possibly any foreign body that may be trying to come out you really do not want the wound to heal if there is cactus still in the site the wound may need to be opened to find the foreign body because if the wound heals it will travel to find another way out I would poultice to see if it draws any thing out this will also draw infection.
Hello - thanks for the message. I am happy to report that after antibiotics, fresh poultice daily, hot packs, a fluid tap by the vet and $500 - the cactus came out, is healed and my horse is back on all four legs. That was a nasty accident, in a really bad place, but I am so glad and truely Thank GOD that it has a great outcome.
Thanks again for the reply. Heather