lower leg wound with visible bone, equaide?
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!
PS Sorry if the picture is not rotated right, I save it as upright but then open it and it's sideways
Last edited by jer216; 11-12-2012 at 01:48 PM.
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