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        09-02-2013, 05:53 PM
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    Foal
    Care options for this wound? (Pictures)

    Ok, before you ask, no, I am not new to horses. Here is the situation- one week ago my horse ran through our electric fence, (which was NOT on at the time, thank God) and cut herself up. Now like any true country rider, I assessed rather than called the vet immediately. It was many non-serious cuts. I bandaged her up and called it a night. As you can see all but a few spots are completely healed. I want to know if any treatments that I haven't tried come up because we have to go to state fair in gaming in two and a half weeks. Please don't say vet, because really, what can they do for her? Besides, I am not a nose in the air high class rider who calls the vet when there is nothing to be done. Some of you will understand, some of you won't.
    (This is off my phone so I will post a pic later today)
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        09-02-2013, 05:57 PM
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    Teen Forum Moderator
    I doubt your horse would have run through your fence if it HAD been on. I'm not seeing any pictures though.
         
        09-02-2013, 06:02 PM
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    Weanling
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Endiku    
    I doubt your horse would have run through your fence if it HAD been on. I'm not seeing any pictures though.
    My two favorite products for cuts are the blue wound kote. Spray and corona. Both can be purchased at tractor supply.
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        09-02-2013, 06:09 PM
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    Foal
    It's the pasture fence, and she wasn't inside of it. We had already taken them off for winter, so no need to go up in flames Endiku
         
        09-02-2013, 06:13 PM
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    Green Broke
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    Originally Posted by ryster2000    
    It's the pasture fence, and she wasn't inside of it. We had already taken them off for winter, so no need to go up in flames Endiku
    I doubt htat Endiku was trying to be rude.. just stating a fact.. Endiku is a member with great advice.. and very caring.. I don't believe she was trying to be rude.. as I think you took it to be..
         
        09-02-2013, 06:17 PM
      #6
    Foal
    Ok, the whole story is my QH was leaning against our WOODEN fence. Two of the boards fell, and as I walked to the horses, she jumped it and took off running. As said, they were taken off pasture and the fence was turned off. Next thing I know, I can hear a metallic snapping and my horse is running around with bloody legs in the pasture.
         
        09-02-2013, 06:18 PM
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    Teen Forum Moderator
    I apologize if I came off as rude at all, but I was given very little information to work with. I'm not necessarily blaming you but remember that you are a person on the internet who-knows-where. On my side of the world it is summer right now, and even if it was winter we don't get any snow or anything so there is no way for me to know why electric fencing was not on.

    Is the fence electric tape or electric wire? If it is tape, what did she cut herself on? Is this fence reinforced by anything else? (IMO it always should be, ESPECIALLY when a horse is near it and it is not on.) Are you just wanting to know how to make minimal scarring or are they still very open? I will refrain from saying anything else until I have more answers so as not to sound rude..I'm trying to help but I have no information to go on, nor pictures because they aren't working for me.

    ETA: I see I answered too late. So these are cuts from wood, not wire- correct? Are the punctures or slices? I'm assuming that since you didn't call the vet they were superficial and slices, since punctures almost always need to be seen by the vet. I still need to know what the cuts are like now though, and what you're wanting exactly. Can you re-try to post your pictures?

    BarrelBeginner- Thank you ^_^ Its nice to hear that at least some of what I have to say is worth hearing! LOL
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        09-02-2013, 07:07 PM
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    Trained
    I want to see it, but underwoods is the best.

    I only use blue kote when I'm being lazy and just want to spray a small superficial scratch.

    My mare got into the fence trying to hang out with my gelding. Horrible cut to her pastern.
    I tried everything for months but everything got it too dry and itchy, or didn't get it to heal quick enough before she tore it open again just walking. Underwoods is fast and very effective. Seems like it even keeps the wound from being itchy.
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        09-02-2013, 07:18 PM
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    Weanling
    I could not see any pictures, but my mare punctured her neck with the top of a t-post, and per the vet, it was not a wound she wanted to suture. She recommended packing it with Fura-Septin. We packed then wrapped her neck to allow for internal healing, and then when it closed enough, kept with the Fura-Septin, but put Swat around the outside to keep the flies away. She is now 99% healed with only minor scar tissue.
         
        09-02-2013, 07:49 PM
      #10
    Foal
    Hi-
    I'm sorry if I seemed very defensive towards anyone, I'm just a little freaked out and should have explained things better. I re-did my pictures, so that's taken care of. Endiku, sorry for snapping, but I am a little... frayed, to put it lightly. Believe me, I am more than prepared to withdrawl from state fair, though I don't really want to. But if the wound needs more time, than that is what it will get.
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