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    06-14-2011, 12:01 PM
Healing critique/advice wanted

These pictures are after about 3 weeks of stall rest.
I had been rewrapping every 3 days and doing some hydrotherapy each time then putting some antibiotic ointment on it. (vet's orders)

I've been letting it air out now that he is off stall rest.

Prior to these pictures I scrubbed it a bit to get the foreign stuff off the top and to let it ooze a little blood. Then, I sprayed on some aerosol antibacterial stuff that also keeps the flies at bay.

I would just wrap it but if the wrap is to stay on I have to wrap over the frog a little bit and he started to develop some thrush.

How's it looking? I'm scared of proud flesh but for now it is closing up pretty well. The indention is either the cleft that was there before still healing or from one day the wrap came off and the flies got to it, or a combination of both.

He doesn't limp at all on it (yay!)

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    06-14-2011, 12:39 PM
It may be the quality of the photos, but I see proud flesh.
    06-14-2011, 12:43 PM
Sorry, couldn't find the camera, they are mobile.

Should I go ahead and call the vet or just try and prevent further growth? I remember the vet saying there would have to be some proud flesh growth in order to fill the wound, I just had to watch it.
    06-14-2011, 07:51 PM
I would call the vet. Again it could be the quality of these photos but, I can see proud flesh
    06-15-2011, 12:45 AM
After lots of research, I decided to treat it myself then see how it looks in the am.
I scrubbed the flesh down even with the skin and put some wonder dust on it. We'll see!
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    06-15-2011, 12:50 AM
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I think proud flesh is granulation tissue that has to be formed to fill in the wound. If it starts growing in large lumps outside the wound, then that is what I understand can become a problem.

I have had horses for around 17 years and never really had a problem with proud flesh. Some scarring yes, but never run-away proud flesh. Maybe I have just been really lucky.

It it were me, I would just continue treating the wound and not worry about the granulation tissue unless it starts to get out-of-hand.

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