Cut on mare's point of hip won't heal

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Cut on mare's point of hip won't heal

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    08-27-2012, 03:43 PM
Cut on mare's point of hip won't heal

About a month ago, I noticed a cut on my mareís hip. It wasnít that big- about the size of a quarter, maybe a touch larger- and I just put some Wound Care on it for a few days.
The problem is, it still wonít heal. Now Iím using some lanolin based would ointment from Corona, but that isnít working either. Whenever she lies down or rolls, the cut is ripped open again, since itís directly on a pointy bone. She doesnít have one on the other side, however.
The wound does NOT appear to be infected, and weíre putting the salve on it whenever we can, but itís not exactly a part of her body I could wrap or put a bandage over.
Any suggestions would be great.
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    08-27-2012, 05:47 PM
If it won't stay closed, you probably need stitches.
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    08-27-2012, 05:54 PM
No vet will stitch a month old wound.

Try Vetricyn on it. Or Underwoods. I've heard those 2 products are phenomenal. What is probably happening is its drying out. And when she lies down or stresses it at all, it cracks back open. Id try keeping it moisturized to see if thatll help heal it.

I've also heard stories of wounds not healing because there is something lodged in it.

Although, if my horse had a open wound longer then a week, id be having my vet out. A month is just too long to not seek vet attention.
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    08-27-2012, 11:59 PM
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Some sores on the point of the hip are because there isn't any padding there-the horse may need some more groceries. Also some kind of wound dressiing needs to be on it to keep it moist & the flies off the wound. Not an easy spot to heal, but can be done.
    08-28-2012, 04:20 AM
If you can get some Granulex spray, it's about $25-$30 but I think the world of that product and worth every penny for me. The results I've had with it are pretty amazing.
    08-29-2012, 01:01 PM
Thanks for the product suggestions... Having the vet out for this horse really isn't an option. She was a rescue (terrified of people when we first got her) and the vet always casues her drastic set backs.
    08-29-2012, 01:23 PM
Try resolve wound. Here's a bad cut on the hip, that was sutured, but wouldn't hold. Yes, it's too late for stitches.

    08-29-2012, 01:31 PM
Is it possible to shave the area around the cut and use steri-strips to tape it shut? You would have to use probably 6" long pieces at least to make it stay. Those areas are very hard to get to stay put to heal properly.
    08-29-2012, 10:32 PM
Have you tried good old Aloe Vera sap? The problem with scar tissue is it has no elasticity and has lost the ability to stretch. The location may be tricky to clear up.

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