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    09-03-2013, 08:04 PM
And the really sad part is, she still does things like this at the big-kid age of 11.
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    09-03-2013, 08:10 PM
I see a lot of posts about using underwood's product, i've never heard of it. Can we get this stuff in Canada? I only usually use blu-kote spray and I have some zinc creme that i've read can do wonders in healing wounds. I also have some scarlet oil and bag balm. But the underwood stuff seems to have positive reviews so I was just wondering ;)
    09-03-2013, 09:16 PM
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What a cutie! Is she a bay roan or is that just the photo quality making her look like she has white hairs?
    09-03-2013, 11:19 PM
Ryster are you hosing the wounds?
If so how often?

If it were me I'd keep it dry 24/7, allow it to dry out and heal.
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    09-03-2013, 11:36 PM
Green Broke
She's very cute!! Keep us updated on how she's doing. All things considered (like someone said) it doesn't look too bad.
    09-04-2013, 01:30 AM
I'd use Wonderdust on wounds like those.
    09-04-2013, 01:34 AM
Green Broke
I just started using Corona on my yearlings artificial cuts and hock sores. Just overnight I saw a vast difference! I love the stuff already, although it is a bit sticky and dirt attracting.
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    09-04-2013, 01:59 AM
I am a big proponent of the LITHA method. The horse know how to heal itself. If it's a big wound on a lower limb - wrap it. Otherwise I just clean things when they are dirty with a little Hibitaine scrub and might apply some Hibitaine ointment if it's looking angry.
When I got my toenail ripped off and fractured my foot - essentially that's the same thing the Dr. Had me do. LITHA and put some cream on before wrapping it to keep it clean and to keep the bandage from sticking. Same as slicing a finger to the knuckle. Glue it, wrap it to immobility and LITHA, not even washing it, for a week to two weeks. This is medical advice from Drs for healing wounds.
It's the same thing with surgical incisions, piercings, etc..
Can you imagine putting blue kote or some of this other crap on yourself after surgery or other?? Eww gross and heck no!!

No reputable vet I know advises putting any of this tack store cr*p on wounds. The last puncture wound I dealt with was rinsed with saline when discovered and got a hot compress once a day and that's it (besides IM antibiotics and oral NSAIDs). Guess what's not scarred or even apparent.
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    09-04-2013, 10:12 AM
Yup, she's a bay roan to anyone who asked. Got to love my roany ponies!
I don't actually hose the wound on purpose, I just clean around it and let it run over the leg for the swelling. All I do is ice, a liniment, a cold wrap and some wound-kote every other day.
    09-04-2013, 11:32 AM
Have you ever had a cut on your finger that just wouldn't heal? It's because it keeps getting wet. Ever notice how it will get swollen and infected?

The wound needs to be kept dry, dry, dry. If you keep getting it wet the scab won't be able to do its job and protect the wound and heal.

As for using an ointment? Some are better than others for different injuries. Some dry, some lube, or you can just use iodine to flush out possible infection and leave alone.
Since this one wont close easily I really suggest underwoods to help get the job done quickly without drying it out too fast, gives it a scab so the flesh can close underneath and protect it from infection.
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