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  • Using Vetericyn on lower leg wounds in horses
  • How to encourage flesh regrowth

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    11-12-2012, 08:17 PM
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Check out this thread she did an AMAZING job healing her horse's injury.

Phoenix had an accident - (graphic contents)
     
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    11-12-2012, 09:39 PM
  #22
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Furacin Salve encourages the growth of Proud Flesh which is exactly what this wound needs until the gap is filled in and the bone completely covered. We use furacin under a bandage until the granulation tissue has filled in the gaps and holes.

Then we switch to something that does not accelerate proud flesh but inhibits it. Once the proud flesh is in place, it becomes 'Nature's band-aid' and infection is usually not a problem.
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    11-12-2012, 09:45 PM
  #23
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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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Right now you want granulation tissue (proud flesh) to cover the defect.
Any idea how that happened?
     
    11-12-2012, 10:23 PM
  #24
Foal
The only thing I could think of would be a protruding or fallen tree branch. I walked the entire fence line and there were no loose wires, but part of their area is wooded so that's what I'm guessing.
Thank you to everyone who has given suggestions and words of advice. She is perky and spunky and putting full weight on the leg, but I'm just holding my breath until the bone is covered.
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    11-13-2012, 02:38 AM
  #25
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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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I didn't use Resolve Wound to start because I had never heard of it!

I was using pure Neem Oil which was keeping it clean, the flies away and stopping a lot of the oozing sticking to his belly. It was only after a couple of weeks that I heard about Resolve Wound that I got some.
As I am in the UK it took about a week to arrive so, I started using it about three weeks into the injury.

I thought that I noticed a change in the front of the wound healing within four or five days. You can never be sure if it is wishful thinking or fact!
After two weeks the change was definitely for the good.
My vet hadn't seen the wound from a week after it happened to about 10 weeks on and he just could not believe how well it had healed. He kept looking and shaking his head. He went away with some Resolve Wound for another horse that had a severe pastern injury.

Please get some, follow the instruction and you will be astounded at the change within a week.
     
    11-13-2012, 10:04 AM
  #26
Green Broke
I would not use anything on that would unless approved by your vet. I won't suggest anything to use on the wound.. and think that since your vet is closely involved it would be very irresponsible of me to do so.

Bone exposure is a very serious thing.. and I wish you and your horse all the luck in the world for a complete and pain free recovery.

I also do not understand the critique you have received here. I had my hands on my horses (and cattle) at least 2X a day and they still had the occasional horrific accident.. it is part of the business of owning livestock. You found your horse injured badly and addressed it promptly.

Wishing you the best! Please keep us updated and if you can find the time, be specific on the course of recovery. One of us may need this knowledge for our own horse sometime!
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    11-13-2012, 10:19 AM
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I've used vetericyn, and granulex with good success on deep wounds, but I would definitely ask the vet 1st. It may be that you need to use something to promote tissue growth now, and then change treatments to slow down the tissue growth once the injury has healed some.
I can't find the ingredients list for the Equaide, but if it prohibits proud flesh then it probably is designed to slow down tissue growth and possibly decrease blood flow to the area which you may not want.
     
    11-13-2012, 11:05 AM
  #28
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Thanks everyone. After consulting with the vet again, the current plan is to use Vetericyn and FuraZone until the bone is covered and sufficient regrowth is present, then we'll switch to Equaide to prevent excessive tissue regrowth. For now we also are keeping the skin separated from the inner tissue so it doesn't grow together yet, which would leave a bigger opening in the end since the skin is so far back right now. Of course subject to change based on how the healing process is going, but that's the plan for now!
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    11-13-2012, 11:18 AM
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Thanks everyone. After consulting with the vet again, the current plan is to use Vetericyn and FuraZone until the bone is covered and sufficient regrowth is present, then we'll switch to Equaide to prevent excessive tissue regrowth. For now we also are keeping the skin separated from the inner tissue so it doesn't grow together yet, which would leave a bigger opening in the end since the skin is so far back right now. Of course subject to change based on how the healing process is going, but that's the plan for now!
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This will be a really neat thread to follow (barring any set-backs). It really amazes me how much more resilient horses can be with modern medicine. Do you have a prognosis from the vet yet?
     
    11-13-2012, 11:20 AM
  #30
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I had one similar to that and I used raw honey on it. I would clean it every other day, then use a sterile wound dressing with honey on it and I padded and wrapped it tight. The honey promotes healing and stops infection, does NOT promote proud flesh and also helps to minimize scarring. It also falls into the "can't hurt" category of medications, which Furazone does not.
     

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