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    03-30-2010, 07:31 AM
  #1
Foal
cut on back leg

I noticed a cut across the back right leg, just above the hoof. I don't think it is anything too serious, just a flesh wound. The only concern I have would be that it could get infected. My initial thought is to rinse it out with hydrogen peroxide, however my horse is still young and a bit skittish so getting back there could put me in danger. Any suggestions?
     
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    03-30-2010, 10:22 AM
  #2
Showing
Clean it with lots of warm water and put the ointment on top. If your horse is way too afraid, keep him busy with some hay or grain (although I personally don't like doing it).
     
    03-30-2010, 01:54 PM
  #3
Showing
This would be a really good time and reason to work with him on his skittishness. Nearly every horse I have has had a cut in that area at some time or another and they always healed up with little or no help from me but it would be better if he was comfortable with being handled just in case it doesn't heal up easily.
     
    03-30-2010, 04:49 PM
  #4
Trained
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Originally Posted by trampis    
My initial thought is to rinse it out with hydrogen peroxide...
There have been many articles recently that hydrogen peroxide is not good to use. Use betadine instead and/or, as kitten_Val wrote, warm water (no scubbing) and ointment (like generic neosporine). After that, just keep an eye on it, and as long as it isn't getting infected, leave it be. We often over treat minor wounds, causing them to actually take longer to heal.
     
    03-30-2010, 06:18 PM
  #5
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by PaintHorseMares    
There have been many articles recently that hydrogen peroxide is not good to use. Use betadine instead and/or, as kitten_Val wrote, warm water (no scubbing) and ointment (like generic neosporine). After that, just keep an eye on it, and as long as it isn't getting infected, leave it be. We often over treat minor wounds, causing them to actually take longer to heal.
Ditto. =]
     
    03-31-2010, 05:14 AM
  #6
Foal
I agree with the warm water but the other thing I might suggest is either sudocreme (childs antiseptic) works wonders or if the cut isnt too deep we use vetinary wound powder as it seems to make everything dry up and scab over REALLY fast good luck
     

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