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    07-28-2011, 08:44 PM
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cut up legs help?

So it didn't need stitches but any advice on keeping it wraped and clean?
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After
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    07-28-2011, 08:47 PM
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Yearling
By saying it didn't need stitches, are you implying a vet looked at the lacerations already and came to that conclusion? I couldn't imagine a vet simply looking at it and saying "Nah, doesn't need stitches" and then being on their merry way. They should have offered you plenty of advice to keep the wounds clean and bandaged properly...
     
    07-28-2011, 08:48 PM
  #3
Yearling
Also... what happened? If it was barbed wire I strongly suggest a tetanus shot (if the horse has not already gotten one).
     
    07-28-2011, 09:17 PM
  #4
Yearling
I can't really see the wound with the blood being present. One thing it is good being higher up on the leg. It needs to be flushed...and wrapped. It's probably too late for penicillin. What happened?
     
    07-28-2011, 09:31 PM
  #5
Yearling
It looks like pus/infection but I can't tell.....
     
    07-28-2011, 09:53 PM
  #6
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Originally Posted by Equilove    
Also... what happened? If it was barbed wire I strongly suggest a tetanus shot (if the horse has not already gotten one).
He Said that they were not deep and just to keep it doctored and wrapped.
She has had her shots.
He wrapped it for me when we called him and said we were hauling her up there, (2 to 3 hours away) And told us what to do to keep her from bleedign on the ride up there. He looked her over, X-rayed her legs and said that she had broken nothing, and she didn't need stitches. (the pics were before she was cleaned up) She was flipped over/ threw a wooden/ hot wire fence when being chased by trooper and chester (my geldings). She's a kicker so I was just wondering what you guys would do to keep a bangage on her, as the one the vet put on is falling. She's on stall rest for a week then has to be brought back to the vet for farther X-rays on her back because of how she flipped.
     
    07-28-2011, 10:36 PM
  #7
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Duct tape. As you are paying for the vets time already, you should ask him every single possible question.
     
    07-28-2011, 10:47 PM
  #8
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I would use Underwoods and nothing else (except put the baking powder on that it calls for).

You DO NOT need to keep it clean. Putting water on it in any form after it has initially been cleaned up just promotes the over-growth of proud flesh.

It did not need stitches. It is what it is. The only thing that counts now is to get it healed up and keep flies and infection out. Underwoods keeps flies and infection out, keeps proud flesh out and will heal it up faster than anything else.

It is NEVER too late to give Penicillin, If you give her Penicillin, give 3 shots -- 1 a day for the next 3 days. It is fresh. It does not have puss in it. It is frothy and foamy from the serum that is oozing out. The Underwoods and baking powder will dry it up overnight and will start healing it the next day.
Underwood Horse Medicine - Wynnewood Oklahoma
Here is the website that tells about Underwoods. Buddy Underwood lives a few miles from me and I have seen many horses that this stuff healed up that the Vets wanted to put down. Several are shown on his site under 'testimonials'. The Vets around here either sell it or recommend it. I am using it on one now and it has about healed up.

It is the only thing I know that keeps infection and flies out and promotes healing. It makes the hair grow back in the same color and I have healed up horses that you could barely find a scar on later.

If you use Underwoods you will not have to keep it wrapped at all. And above all, you do ot keep cleaning it or put water on it again. You do not need to.
     
    07-28-2011, 10:49 PM
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Originally Posted by AlexS    
Duct tape. As you are paying for the vets time already, you should ask him every single possible question.
I honestly did and he explained but honestly its not staying in place.
He told me what to buy...i spent over 80$ on everything to fix her up...but
The wraps aren't staying.
She's in pain and she's on pain meds...
I don't know how to get her to relax she's fighting to get in with her buddy that she's soured to.
     
    07-29-2011, 02:36 AM
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