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    11-12-2012, 03:36 PM
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You need to keep in contact with your vet about how to treat your horse's wound.
That is a very nasty cut to go putting sugar in it, please talk to your vet, s/he knows better what to do, than anyone on the internet.

I think your vet needs to stay very pro-active with this wound.
Did s/he give you instructions on changing bandages? How often? What topical meds?
Did the vet give you or tell you what bandaging material you need, telfa-pads?

I personally would have that wound wrapped from fetlock to hip.
That wound can go south in a hurry.

Good luck!
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    11-12-2012, 04:00 PM
Yes, the vet left very detailed instructions about daily cleaning and changing and what to use. I just hadn't heard of Equaide before today and was wondering what other people thought of it, and I will be asking my vet about it. It will be a daily changing for the foreseeable future until the vet checks and decides we can switch to every other day.
Our horses are in a large pasture, I do see them everyday, and if I don't see one then I go out and find them. However up until the day she was lame (at which point I went to get her) she was standing with no favoring of the leg. It was when I saw her walking that I noticed.
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    11-12-2012, 04:02 PM
PS cotton roll with Furazone wrapped around the wound, then sheet cotton covering a much larger portion of the leg with Vetrap around that
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    11-12-2012, 04:08 PM
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Originally Posted by jer216    
PS cotton roll with Furazone wrapped around the wound, then sheet cotton covering a much larger portion of the leg with Vetrap around that
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Sounds like a plan.

Are you using a telfa-pad under the cotton, against the wound?
The shiny side of the telfa pad will not stick to the wound, and open it up everytime you change the dressing.
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    11-12-2012, 04:40 PM
The vet gave us 4x4 pads to place directly over the wound and then put the cotton/multiple layers over that, I'll be asking about the Equaide after I change the wrapping today so I can give him an update at the same time. Luckily she is a perfect patient, just stands there through all the cleaning!
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    11-12-2012, 04:55 PM
Really watch the color of the bone. An exposed bone can die off if there was any injury to the outside of the bone. Please watch the bone carefully
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    11-12-2012, 07:17 PM
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Get some Resolve Wound Salve as soon as possible.
This stuff is wonderful in the way that it heals there are pictures on the site of a filly with a similar injury and it has totally healed without leaving a scar. There are also pictures of a yearling of mine that cut his side open. This has now healed to about an inch square.

I have been around horses for many years, seen many really serious injuries and know that with care they heal but they can take many months to do so. Resolve Wound speeds it all up stops proud flesh and clears it if it is already present.
My vet has been astounded at how well it has healed Mush's wound and has been using it on another horse he was so impressed.

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    11-12-2012, 08:38 PM
Thanks so much ill check it out tomorrow. Did you use it right away with the open raw wound or wait til a layer of granulation had formed?
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    11-12-2012, 08:59 PM
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Welcome to the forum. I apologize for some of the negativity received. Everyone knows accidents happen as well as injuries occasionally going unnoticed. Now that the time has changed I am feeding in the dark both morning and night.

I have a friend that had a horse fracture the cannon bone. I remember you could see bone, it was really scary to look at. She used Something like Woodson I forget. I will email her to see if she remembers. It healed without so much as a scar.

I wish you luck.
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    11-12-2012, 09:08 PM
Originally Posted by wyominggrandma    
Really watch the color of the bone. An exposed bone can die off if there was any injury to the outside of the bone. Please watch the bone carefully
I agree. The bone needs to get covered with tissue as soon as possible. Packing in sugar encourages tissue granulation. Excessive tissue granulation, aka proud flesh can become a problem, but it's easily avoided, and not an issue until tissue granulation has covered the bone, which is imperative immediately. Tissue granulates quickly, so hopefully, it's covered. Resolve Wound is ideal for this type of wound, once the bone is covered, which in my experience happens very quickly. If the bone is not already covered by now, I would pack in sugar, without iodine, until bone is covered. This is how we treat these type of injuries, and we've healed some catastrophic ones with barely a trace of scarring.

Furazone will inhibit healing, and decreases wound contraction and delays regrowth of skin over a wound.
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