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        08-10-2012, 02:41 AM
      #11
    Foal
    One of my horses got her neck cut up somehow the wound was about 4 inches high and 2-3 inches wide. The cut itself had huge pus deposits around it and I was really really worried that it woudn't heal and she'd develope some sort of blood infection. I used a liquid spray twice everyday for two days, then switch to a powder like Wonder Dust. This was a really big cut. It's almost completely gone and it's been about a month and a week since it happened. We used peroxide to irrigate it, but never leave peroxide on the skin. You have to clean it off with water. Whenever my horses get abscesses, we tie up the whole hoof up to the fetlock with duck tape and vet wrap and change it daily or every two days depending on the weather conditions. If you're going to wrap it up, check it everyday. Sometimes it's better the cuts to air out.
         
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        08-13-2012, 12:24 AM
      #12
    Foal
    My guy did this exact same thing!

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    Originally Posted by shaggy    
    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.
    I washed it and then put ointment on it and put a boot on that covered it so it stayed clean and flies couldn't have a party. Was healed up and fine in a week....he just has a bit of flaky skin there now and a little less hair but it is already on the way to growing back.
         
        08-13-2012, 01:09 AM
      #13
    Yearling
    Thanks for all the replies. I checked it today and its all healed up. And Also about the peroxide it only does more harm if the wound it already closed up and healing but if you put it on right after it happens it just cleans the wound out.
         
        08-13-2012, 02:09 AM
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    Originally Posted by shaggy    
    Thanks for all the replies. I checked it today and its all healed up. And Also about the peroxide it only does more harm if the wound it already closed up and healing but if you put it on right after it happens it just cleans the wound out.
    It's more likely the other way around.
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        08-13-2012, 02:39 AM
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    Yearling
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    It's more likely the other way around.
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    what do you mean the other way around. If you pour peroxide on a would that's closed up and healing its going to damage the cells that are healing.
         
        08-13-2012, 02:50 AM
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    Peroxide would kill all of the good cells in the open wound. Peroxide is usually not the best thing to use because it damages all cells, not just the bad ones.
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        08-13-2012, 03:10 AM
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    Peroxide would kill all of the good cells in the open wound. Peroxide is usually not the best thing to use because it damages all cells, not just the bad ones.
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    Well whats done is done and his leg is fine. And also we used it on my other horse's leg mentioned the other post and he is fine also. And his leg never got infected. So obviously it didn't hurt his leg.
         

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