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post #11 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 07:01 PM
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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.
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post #12 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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here are all of the pictures.
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post #13 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 07:08 PM Thread Starter
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wow sorry. Didn't mean for it to be so big!

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post #14 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 07:43 PM
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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*
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post #15 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 09:24 PM
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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.

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post #16 of 31 Old 09-02-2013, 09:28 PM
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I have had excellent results with Underwood's.
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post #17 of 31 Old 09-03-2013, 06:21 PM
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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.

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post #18 of 31 Old 09-03-2013, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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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.

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post #19 of 31 Old 09-03-2013, 07:57 PM
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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?

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post #20 of 31 Old 09-03-2013, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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I have a few, but they were taken for absolutely no reason, so they aren't that great.
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