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post #1 of 11 Old 03-07-2013, 10:03 PM Thread Starter
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Hair growth on scars...

My mare has bounced back from a horrendous barbed wire injury above the heal bulbs of her front hoof but she now has an ugly gray scar almost from side to side around the back side of that hoof. If no hair ever grows back, oh well. I'm just glad I can still ride her normally as I always had, considering she's my barrel mare. However, does anyone have a favorite potion, concoction, salve, spray, ointment, etc that they have had any luck with? Back in my teen days, I was told preparation H and neosporin did the trick but I don't know now if that was a wives tale or not. I figure I would at least try something.
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post #2 of 11 Old 03-07-2013, 10:10 PM
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for proud flesh?..the trick is keeping the hard tissue soft-- but me personally-- I like just neosporin.
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post #3 of 11 Old 03-07-2013, 10:16 PM
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I use bacon grease if it's healed already and you're only looking to grow hair. Silly, but works well! And who doesn't love an excuse to make bacon...
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No its been healed up since the fall. There's no proud flesh. It's just gray kind of crusty flaky skin. I keep moisturizing stuff on it to keep it soft. I was just wondering if there's still a chance for new hair growth and what might stimulate this.
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If you start collecting bacon grease, I suggest a glass jar with a screw on lid... Make sure it is CLEARLY labeled... A roommate once added hamburger fat to my bacon jar (4 months worth, jar was almost full!) and I just about started crying! They do not do the same thing :)
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If you start collecting bacon grease, I suggest a glass jar with a screw on lid... Make sure it is CLEARLY labeled... A roommate once added hamburger fat to my bacon jar (4 months worth, jar was almost full!) and I just about started crying! They do not do the same thing :)
Huh. I wonder what it is in bacon vs. other kinds of grease. Other than keeping it from drying out. You're right though. Bacon grease is an EASY fix around here.
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post #7 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 02:32 AM
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I wonder if that's why MTG smells like bacon grease!!!!!!!!
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post #8 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 07:31 PM
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I'd like to know this as well, my horse has a horrible rope burn scar on his front leg that is flaky and bare at best and flybitten and sore at worst. :(

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I did go out and buy some MTG today so we'll see what that does. I do want to try the bacon grease trick as well. Oh and I have Nu Stock on my shelf which claims to help with hair growth even on old wounds. I just thought maybe someone here had something I had not heard of, like the bacon grease. :) It was a pretty nasty cut so I don't have very high hopes of ever seeing hair there again but I can at least say I tried. Thankfully, she's completely sound. I use bell boots on her to protect the scar and with those covering it, you would never know now that she was within millimeters of possibly never fully recovering.
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post #10 of 11 Old 03-08-2013, 09:37 PM
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I had a mare with a similar injury on her right hind from glass in the mud that some previous boarders had thrown out. It was severe enough to need stitches and daily dressing for a few weeks. She fully recovered and was sounds, but she had a long thin scar running the back of her pastern. The hair never grew back, but we didn't do anything to make the hair grow back.
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