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    03-27-2011, 06:45 PM
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Foal
This Looks So Painful!

My poor horse has this nasty wound on his neck!
He got bit by another horse.
Its all swollen.

Poor baby boy, I feel so bad for him, it must have hurt!
It had a flap of skin covering it, but it got torn off. :(
He needs a vet, but she hasnt called me back yet!
Ugh.

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    03-27-2011, 06:54 PM
  #2
Weanling
Omg that look horrible !!!! Poor guy ! Hope the vet calls back soon
     
    03-27-2011, 06:56 PM
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Banned
Eww looks nasty. Take good care of the wound.
     
    03-27-2011, 07:36 PM
  #4
Green Broke
Good God, I hope the you get in touch with a vet.

That screams potential infection.
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    03-27-2011, 07:39 PM
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Trained
Please tell me you've at least cleaned it and put some antibiotic cream on there?
     
    03-27-2011, 07:53 PM
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Green Broke
My thoughts exactly Puck.
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    03-27-2011, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by MyBoyPuck    
Please tell me you've at least cleaned it and put some antibiotic cream on there?
from the picture it looks like it was shaved and cleaned with betadine...but that does look really bad, if you haven't already I would put some neosporin on it
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    03-27-2011, 08:30 PM
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Trained
Triple antibiotic creams (ie neosporin, polysporin) are completely ineffective. The best thing is to clean the wound thoroughly with plenty of water, saline and chlorhexadine and leave it open to the air while waiting for the vet.

To the OP - good luck! I hope you hear from your vet soon!!
     
    03-27-2011, 09:03 PM
  #9
Green Broke
Sunny had a wound like this, though a touch smaller and her skin tag remained intact. My vet had us clean it daily with water, then rinsed with betadine, then Nu-stock cream applied. He also prescribed us an antibiotic powder that we gave her for a month to prevent infections.

It is now healed, no scar or anything, and we had no complications.
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    03-27-2011, 09:07 PM
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Originally Posted by ~*~anebel~*~    
Triple antibiotic creams (ie neosporin, polysporin) are completely ineffective.
Where did you learn this? Why are they ineffective?
     

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