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    08-08-2012, 10:40 PM
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Yearling
Did I do the right thing?

Ok So I went to the barn today for the first time in like 6 days (been helping my mom get her room at school together and it rained) and I was giving my boys a once over feeling the bodies and legs. I came a across a small cut right under shaggy fetlock but right above his heel bulbs if that makes since. It looks like maybe he kicked himself running. Over extending I think it's called. Anyways I hosed it for a few minutes then poured a little bit of peroxide on it since that's what I had in the tack room, and finished by putting triple antibiotic ointment on it. Is what I did alright? It wasn't bad just like a little slice but the location worries me about infection.
     
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    08-08-2012, 11:48 PM
  #2
Yearling
34 views and nothing?????
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    08-08-2012, 11:56 PM
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Foal
What you did is fine. Try to keep the wound clean, keep putting the antibiotic ointment on it. If flies are a problem, you may want to put some fly spray on the leg. Keep an eye on it to make sure it's healing up .
     
    08-08-2012, 11:59 PM
  #4
Yearling
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Originally Posted by vaverill    
What you did is fine. Try to keep the wound clean, keep putting the antibiotic ointment on it. If flies are a problem, you may want to put some fly spray on the leg. Keep an eye on it to make sure it's healing up .
Thanks for the reply. I will defiantly keep a close eye on it.
     
    08-09-2012, 12:07 AM
  #5
Yearling
Peroxide was often used in the treatment of wounds and abrasions. However, it's been learned that peroxide damages the healthy tissue surrounding the wound. I've also heard that it isn't that bad because the bubbles can help to remove debris.
A tough decision I guess, some people use it, others don't. Usually, I just use a mild soap and lots of water.
The Antibiotic ointment is a good choice. It can help in scar prevention and kill harm full bacteria.

A note to add to Vaverill: If you use fly spray make sure that you have a heavy coat of antibiotic ointment first, because it will sting if it gets into the open wound.
     
    08-09-2012, 12:12 AM
  #6
Foal
Have you seen/ heard of Vetericyn? Its kinda expensive , but is great for wounds of most any kind.
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    08-09-2012, 01:24 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by vaverill    
Have you seen/ heard of Vetericyn? Its kinda expensive , but is great for wounds of most any kind.
I heard of Vetericyn and heard that's its good for wounds . I'll have to look for it next time i'm at my local tractor supply or co op.
     
    08-09-2012, 01:27 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by AQHA13    
Peroxide was often used in the treatment of wounds and abrasions. However, it's been learned that peroxide damages the healthy tissue surrounding the wound. I've also heard that it isn't that bad because the bubbles can help to remove debris.
A tough decision I guess, some people use it, others don't. Usually, I just use a mild soap and lots of water.
The Antibiotic ointment is a good choice. It can help in scar prevention and kill harm full bacteria.

A note to add to Vaverill: If you use fly spray make sure that you have a heavy coat of antibiotic ointment first, because it will sting if it gets into the open wound.
I've also heard that about peroxide but it is a great thing for cleaning out wounds. That's why I keep it in the tack room for me as well as the horses. =)
     
    08-10-2012, 01:51 AM
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Yearling
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Originally Posted by shaggy    
I've also heard that about peroxide but it is a great thing for cleaning out wounds. That's why I keep it in the tack room for me as well as the horses. =)
Peroxide does more harm than good. I have several clients a week tell me they've been cleaning wounds out with it- I think people like the bubbles. Skip the peroxide as it damages the very important new cells trying to move in and heal. Chlorhexidine and betadine will get you much farther!
     
    08-10-2012, 02:20 AM
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Yeah I would personally skip the peroxide aswell... You know people bleach hair with that stuff?!

So long as it's kept clean you should have nothing to worry about, the air and the antibiotic cream should do the trick, especially if it's only a small cut.

If it's seriously muddy and your worried about mud getting into the wound, then you could wrap it, but personally I would just load on the cream and you should be right, I always like to leave the air to get to the wound.

Vetodine is good (Iodine). I use that stuff for EVERYTHING!!
     

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