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  • Blonde 2 year olds with head stitches
  • Nasty wounds

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    06-30-2012, 04:27 PM
  #11
Weanling
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Originally Posted by atthezookeeper    
Deja Vu, we went out two days ago and found a very similar wound on the other side of the forelock on Bourbon our ten year old palamino gelding(seems to be a palamino thing, just kidding). We rinse with a povidone iodine solution diluted to the color of light ice tea, then apply Vetricyn infection spray gel(the stuff is amazing). Let it dry then apply Furazone oinment at night, or Swat during the day. Every wound we have treated with Vetricyn has healed beautifully with no infection and minimal if any scarring. Bourbon's injury was courtesy of his paddock mate Midnight who bit him. Midnight is in solitary and Bourbon has a new paddock mate.
Sorry to hear about your Bourbon. I agree, it has to be a Palomino thing LOL! I have had numerous horses throughout my life and never had anything other then very minor issues. My 1st Palomino, she seems to hurt herself very easily , maybe its a blonde thing??? Kidding...It's got to be a baby thing hahaha!
Cherie: I would have LOVED to have it sutured, however, it was too late and I don't have a limitless bank account for new skin sutures option
     
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    07-01-2012, 11:09 PM
  #12
Foal
Thank you for your sympathic response. We got another one, yep and this one was you guessed it our sooty palamino stallion, Sunny. He somehow managed a small but fairly deep cut above his right eye, and of course it happened at night so it was hours old before we found it. It is definitely a palamino thing. I was palamino once but this is making me gray! Lol
     
    07-06-2012, 05:07 PM
  #13
Weanling
Update:

Arei's head wound got worse from what looked like being caught and pulled further back on Tuesday.


Had her vet out and got the chunk of flesh cut off and the wound rounded up nicely. No stitches necessary, just packed it with medicated stop bleed crystals (forgot the name). And instructed to apply Tri-care ointment as needed and Swat for wounds around the area but not directly on the wound.

Got a little education from her vet about Nitrofurazone and Cut & Heal. That neither should be applied anywhere near the eyes such as the head. I was originally mixing the Nitrofurazone with Cut & Heal and Swat for wounds and applying it to the wound. Also learned that Nitrofurazone is a great promoter for proud flesh, especially in large and/or deep wounds.
Now, today, the vet is needed again.
I have discovered her eye has a yellowish cloudiness within the bottom of her eye...

And even a light film of cloudiness over all...

I am now waiting here at work on pins and needles for her vet to call, she was running out to check her out for me sometime today.
     
    07-06-2012, 05:14 PM
  #14
Started
Oh my goodness that poor thing! You can't catch a break. Keep us updated, hope there is nothing seriously wrong with her eye..
     
    07-06-2012, 05:27 PM
  #15
Green Broke
OMG your poor baby. I must say it is definitely a palomino thing. Hunter almost ripped his ear off last week, thankfully I found it early enough for vet to staple, they come out on Saturday. I had the option of him coming or not and I am glad I had him come out. Hunter wouldn't even let me near it.
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    07-06-2012, 05:28 PM
  #16
Yearling
You could always try that Vetericyn that is always advertised as a wound healer,
"clean, treat, heal with Vetericyn"...
     
    07-06-2012, 05:30 PM
  #17
Trained
Eek! Glad you are able to work with your vet, your first post made it seem like you weren't having a vet out at all. I am glad one came out.

Sending healing and feel better vibes to your baby!
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    07-06-2012, 05:32 PM
  #18
Yearling
My exhusband did that to his horse. He was fighting with her (he used to fight and brawl with any horse he'd be around) about getting into the trailer. Instead of training her like she should be, he manhandled her and she made one big huge flying leap into the trailer and split her head open. Idiot that he was, he didn't notice it until his truck broke down on the road (it wasn't strong enough to haul) and he finally got the horse home.




Honestly, I'm glad I wasn't there with him or I would have killed him for being his bully self. It was entirely his fault. If he would have acted differently (there had been numerous times where I had to take a horse from him because he was flipping out and beating the tar out of it) this would have never happened.

Theres no real good thing to do to avoid a horse becoming headshy with a head wound. You really just have to wrestle the treatment on and when everything heals up, work on retraining the horse to accept things near their head. They just went through some major head trama and everytime someone touched their head, it hurt. She just has to get over this and then you can work on training her out of her newfound headshy-ness.

I'm glad you have a vet on your side. I hope your little horse will heal quickly.
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    07-06-2012, 05:37 PM
  #19
Green Broke
OMG Copperhead that is just nasty. I am still thinking bubble wrap
     
    07-06-2012, 05:40 PM
  #20
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Hunter65    
OMG Copperhead that is just nasty. I am still thinking bubble wrap
I know. We are currently working on a divorce and I had been separated from him for a couple months when this happened. He never got the chance to hurt my horse because I kept her boarded in ANOTHER STATE, far, far away from him. But he sure did a number on his own horse when no one was there to stop him. She's all healed up. They got stitches in her. But it was a disgusting "accident" that could have been prevented if he just used patience.
     

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