03-30-2013, 11:15 PM
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Cobra has a really good point. Endiku, my heart goes out to you. This is tragic and horrible. But -- a couple of thoughts. As far as humanity, there is evil in the world and you have tripped over at least one person who was evil. There are a lot of others who are rooting for you and Kenzie, and maybe there are Texas horse friends who can find her another home to take her out of harm's way. Not all of humanity is evil. Most of it is trying to be good.
Having said that, here's my other thought - You should be very careful for yourself. Kenzie, as precious as she is, is just a horse. You are a wonderful young lady with your life in front of you. Make sure you are very careful, yourself. If the rescue is open without security to juvies and others, they may not be safe for you to be around if they've been drinking or worse.
I think Swat around (not on) the wound would still help keep flies away, and Vetericyn spray would help the tissue heal and keep it clean (it provides oxygen to the tissues for deterring infection and promoting cellular recovery). I also don't think flies like it, based on my good experience with it in that regard. And then triple antibiotic from your local dollar store is always a good antibiotic ointment. It's not over till it's over for that ear, and I wouldn't worry about it - you do your best and that's all you can do. I know someone who has a one-eared horse and honestly it took me a while to notice....