How can I reduce scarring on my gelding? - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 12:20 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Pennsylvania
Posts: 103
• Horses: 0
How can I reduce scarring on my gelding?

This morning I woke to find that my horses had kicked out a couple boards in my barn and my 2 year old colt managed to gouge himself along his rib cage. It is not very deep but it's still a pretty nasty scratch. I cleaned it out and put antibiotic cream on it. Is there any way to minimize the amount of scarring? I would really appreciate any suggestions
kimber769 is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 12:51 AM
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 803
• Horses: 2
I've heard that putting MTG on healed sores can help the hair grow back the correct color instead of white regrowth but I'm not sure if that helps :)

Edit: But only use MTG affffffter it's completely healed!

Last edited by Deerly; 08-12-2010 at 12:55 AM.
Deerly is offline  
post #3 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 12:54 AM
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Posts: 2,348
• Horses: 1
Vitamin E Oil on the skin once it is healed helps with scarring.
Carleen is offline  
post #4 of 4 Old 08-12-2010, 12:52 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: USA
Posts: 91
• Horses: 0
I started using Vetericyn this summer. My mare had rubbed a raw place on her face last week. After using it for a couple of days, the spot looked good. As I just started using this stuff, I can't give a solid review on it. But so far, so good. One problem, it's $35 for a 16oz spray bottle. But if it continues to work as advertised, it will be worth the money and I'll keep using it.

"SUCCESS is not what horse you have . . . but what you do with that horse."
DaraT is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Our new gelding Colorado Dobes Horse Pictures 9 11-03-2009 12:23 AM
8yo TB Gelding sayabear3 Horses for Sale 7 01-06-2009 01:25 PM
Gelding im looking at... NicoleS11 Horse Riding Critique 2 12-29-2008 06:01 PM
scarring!!! KANSAS_TWISTER Horse Health 6 08-26-2007 07:21 PM
Reducing Scarring sparky Horse Health 7 03-26-2007 02:59 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome