Gelding with injury - swollen cut on girth area

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    08-17-2011, 06:00 PM
Gelding with injury - swollen cut on girth area

My gelding turned up with a injury the other day and the cut is sealed shut but the area is swollen. I don't think its infected as it looks like a healthy cut except the swelling/bulge under it.
I am wondering if there is fluid build up? Or if it needs to be drained? I am not sure how to add a picture
I hopefully have a vet out in a couple days but if anyone has any suggestions I would love to hear them.
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    08-17-2011, 07:44 PM
What I'd do in a case like this is to apply hot compresses with lots of salt added to the very hot water. While underwater make the cloth into a small thick pad which helps hold the heat. If it is infection it will help draw it. I'd do this two or three x daily for a few days.
    08-17-2011, 10:02 PM
Thanks! I will do that :)
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    08-17-2011, 11:11 PM
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I use DMSO with an antibiotic in it on anything like this. DMSO is the greatest anti-inflamatory agent ever discovered. In addition, it 'takes in' anything that has been added to it. It works particularly well with antibiotics like Gentocin or Furacin

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