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    05-10-2007, 12:37 PM
Fetlock sore

I have a 17.2 hand percheron and she has had a sore on her fetlock for.....well a long time,too long.I have had the vet look at it and he said to scrub it with a veggie scrub brush then put cut and heal powder on it.I have been doing that,and yet it still won't go away.And it gets gooey and smelly.should I wrap it or leave it or should I be trying something completely different?
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    05-10-2007, 02:50 PM
I'd try using Betadine or some type of antiseptic that will dry it up. Don't wrap it though, it needs air.
    05-14-2007, 11:45 AM
I cleaned it and took a picture but my camera decided it didn't want to focus.Heres the best one I got.
After I took the picture I took your advice and put betadine on it.Okay let me know what ya think :)
    05-14-2007, 11:53 AM
It's hard to see but that looks nasty! I would definitely get the vet back in for another look, antibiotics maybe needed to get rid of it as especially considering it's position it could soon lead to very serious complications.
On another look it looks like there maybe bumps on the sore? This could well be sarcoids although it's position on the fetlock is rare... vet job again!
    05-15-2007, 12:27 AM
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    05-15-2007, 09:22 PM
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    05-16-2007, 06:38 PM
That does look really nasty! I would maybe have another vet look at it to get a second opinion. It looks like it might need something more than what the first vet suggested...
    05-24-2007, 09:34 PM
We have an amazing new product, you might like to look at trying.

It works great on anything that won't heal.

If you use a scrub, buy the blue stuff! Not betadine, it's called Novalsan.

Good luck!
    05-24-2007, 11:47 PM
Are they scabs in the photo or is it more like a growth, sorry I can't really tell :(

If they are scabs then I would lean towards perhaps what we call greasy heal, one of my old horse used to get it and it would take ages to heal, it looked very similar, I had to change her diet and dress her legs in Rosemary Cream to soften the scabs then wash them in a fungicidal wash.

Did the vet take a swab at all? It sound like he wasn't very committed :(
    05-25-2007, 07:40 AM
I'd like to add to the last post, in that the fungicidal scrub is much better than the betadine (which can sting). It's called Novalsan and is found right next to betadine on shelves. It leaves an antimicrobial film for a couple days.

If you are going to have any biopsy work done, ask them to do a "Silver Stain" in addition - or instead... since the biopsy can come back Neg. If it's something more like the Florida Leeches.



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