Care options for this wound? (Pictures) - Page 2

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Care options for this wound? (Pictures)

This is a discussion on Care options for this wound? (Pictures) within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Equaide wound care for sale

Like Tree10Likes

LinkBack Thread Tools
    09-02-2013, 08:01 PM
Green Broke
What we've used is Vetricin on open wounds and bandage if possible. If you can't bandage the wound, wonder dust is good for open wounds. On scrapes and minor cuts, BluKote is good.
Posted via Mobile Device
Sponsored Links
    09-02-2013, 08:07 PM
Here are all of the pictures.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_1060.jpg (25.7 KB, 148 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1062.jpg (59.9 KB, 149 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1049.jpg (52.4 KB, 149 views)
File Type: jpg IMG_1056.jpg (58.1 KB, 147 views)
    09-02-2013, 08:08 PM
Wow sorry. Didn't mean for it to be so big!
    09-02-2013, 08:43 PM
They honestly don't look too bad...considering. Keep doing what your doing and she should heal up well enough to compete. They are mostly superficial wounds and they don't look real deep.

Msm will help any with inflammation if you would like to feed that daily to her. (Better on the stomach then bute) I use nitrofurizone on open wounds/cuts/scrapes. (The yellow goop in the black jar with yellow lid you can get at tsc) I personally don't like Vetrycin, its like expensive water and I didn't notice any good healing on my mare when she sliced her leg like this. (On string. Yes, iI said string. Thin, cheap, break with your own two hands string) *sigh*
Posted via Mobile Device
barrelbeginner likes this.
    09-02-2013, 10:24 PM
Underwoods and Equaide worked for me. I think we tried every wound treatment on the market when my gelding was injured... and those two were the only things that helped us.
    09-02-2013, 10:28 PM
Green Broke
I have had excellent results with Underwood's.
    09-03-2013, 07:21 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
Don't worry about it for a second, ryster200. I wasn't upset at all, I just figured I should explain my rather frank answers. Many people forget that intentions are not always what they sound like after the emotion is taken out of them through typing and believe me when I tell you that I understand being upset about your baby being hurt! I happen to own the world's clutziest filly who has even managed to cut herself on seemingly nonexistent sharp things, so we've been through our share of superficial cuts. The last one was a doozie and actually took the entire dermal layer of her skin off of about 3 inches of her shoulder. Fun stuff.

I've actually found that sugardine (pure cane sugar and iodine) does a superb job of healing, but I've really only used it on the deeper wounds. The same filly mentioned above had her ear purposely sliced nearly off on Good Friday of this year, and that's what I used to heal it. However, the wounds that you pictured aren't nearly as bad and look like they're on track to heal fine. How soon is the show that you wanted to take your mare to? I'd say if its in two weeks or more, she should be just fine...but watch them carefully for tearing or breakage. If its coming up very soon though, I might just go ahead and pull her out, especially if speed events are included. Doesn't mean you can't take her just for the experience and do some fun shows or something though.

ETA- is that first picture of a wound on her knee? If so I might be a bit more cautious, as knee injuries are a pain to heal (as I'm sure you've already found out) and are very prone to break open again if she exerts herself.
    09-03-2013, 07:41 PM
Endiku- I definitely know what an accident prone horse is like- this mare nearly cut her foot off because she kicked through a barn when she was young. She must be almost impossible to kill though, because the tough girl pulled through and is running better than ever. We only gualified for the speed events, so all we'll be doing is the gaming. If she needs more time before we go anywhere, then I'll pull out. The main wound is about 3-4 inches above her knee, and in a spot where it doesn't move all that often. It blends with the knee because it's swollen around the area. I do the cold hose/icepack (holy to horseman) ritual. I massage her with a liniment (don't worry, not the wound itself) and let it sit for a while before I do an elastic standing bandage and cold hosing again. After the bandage is no longer cold, I take it off and let her into a small pen. I put a flyspray on that is specifically for wounds before I leave.
    09-03-2013, 08:57 PM
Teen Forum Moderator
Its strange that it is still swollen like that after so long, but it sounds like you're doing the right things for it. Careful with cold hosing though, because although it helps with swelling sometimes, it actually creates proud flesh on the wound which can cause problems.

I'm sure you'll make the right decision for her when the time comes. Do you have any full body shots of her, just for the heck of seeing Miss-Bullsdozes-Through-Fences?
    09-03-2013, 09:02 PM
I have a few, but they were taken for absolutely no reason, so they aren't that great.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg Iphone 007.jpg (42.5 KB, 93 views)
File Type: jpg I phone 028.jpg (52.4 KB, 91 views)

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Tri-care wound treatment on a chicken? Delfina Farm Animals 2 01-28-2013 02:13 PM
Shaggy's Facial Wound - Two Links to Pictures of His of Wound Inside DTSerendipityV4 Horse Health 10 08-26-2012 09:40 PM
Wound care, what do you like? mselizabeth Horse Health 30 12-12-2011 07:49 AM
Old wound care Mom2ThreeGyrls Horse Health 2 09-30-2009 10:54 AM
wound care products appylover31803 Horse Health 20 09-18-2008 02:01 PM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:42 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0