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post #1 of 106 Old 11-12-2012, 01:46 PM Thread Starter
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lower leg wound with visible bone, equaide?

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This is my first post here, I've been scouring the good old world wide web for helpful advice after my horse injured herself a couple days ago. Basically I noticed she was lame in the pasture so went to check it out and found she had a huge gaping wound on the front of her left hind leg. There are about 6 inches of visible bone. The vet said it was probably a couple days old (and about 3 days ago she was running and kicking so that sounds about right). He cleaned it thoroughly, cut some small pieces of hanging flesh, and wrapped it. She is on bute and antibiotics as well as stall rest. I found information on Equaide and so far haven't seen any negative reviews. Has anyone used this? I did send them an e-mail through their website and they were really helpful. They said they recommend getting the bone covered ASAP by making a sugar/water paste and applying it at each cleaning. My question is, once the bone is covered and I start applying Equaide, do I apply it to the whole open area? or just the surrounding skin? It's extremely open right now to the point where it can't be sutured. The vet said he wouldn't recommend that anyway because it would just pop open soon after from swelling. Also, I have Furazone that I was going to apply after the first couple days, but I've heard that promotes proud flesh. Anyway, any advice would be great!

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post #2 of 106 Old 11-12-2012, 01:55 PM
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Owwwww...hope she makes a full recovery.

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So your vet looked at it and didn't give you antibiotics and didn't tell you to wrap it and how to treat it? This looks like a lethal injury if left untreated.
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So your vet looked at it and didn't give you antibiotics and didn't tell you to wrap it and how to treat it? This looks like a lethal injury if left untreated.
Read the OP's post fully. The vet treated it and the horse is on antibiotics.
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Since you have a vet who is actively treating the wound, why not consult him regarding any suggestions you have already received and proceed according to his treatment plan?
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Read the OP's post fully. The vet treated it and the horse is on antibiotics.
I was so shocked I skimmed over that part. As dried as it looks I didn't think it was being wrapped. Also suprised how swollen if on antibiotics. Horses should be checked on daily also.
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I was so shocked I skimmed over that part. As dried as it looks I didn't think it was being wrapped. Also suprised how swollen if on antibiotics. Horses should be checked on daily also.
If it is being wrapped, maybe that picture was from before the vet was out? That would make more sense. I'd check on my boy daily if I could get up to him...thankfully my farm has lots of trustworthy workers and my phone number is on Reno's bridle (everyone knows that XD).
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I am going to ask the vet about Equaide, but didnt know about until after he left. I also am going to ask him about the Furazone, just wondering if anybody had experienced lots of proud flesh after using it. The wound was actually still very moist, and it completely cleaned and wrapped right now. Ill be cleaning and changing the wrapping as soon as I get home from work. She's only been on the antibiotics and bute since yesterday and that picture was from before the vet came, so we will see how it goes. Going to be a long road to recovery
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If it is being wrapped, maybe that picture was from before the vet was out? That would make more sense. I'd check on my boy daily if I could get up to him...thankfully my farm has lots of trustworthy workers and my phone number is on Reno's bridle (everyone knows that XD).
Doesn't matter who checks on them just so it is being done. What if that horse had been down or caught in a fence for 3 days. Doesn't sound too pleasant.
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Ouch.....honestly I'd be getting after the vet for more help to deal with that one....it can get pretty ugly pretty fast with a wound like that. Good luck
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