Great thread, thank you to those who started it. I have a Christmas List to get going! ... we have a good supply at my barn, but I'd like to create one to keep in my car.
So, I know that peroxide isn't good on wounds, but I saw another thing showing that betadine isn't recommended either.
So.... if not using those two, what do you use to wash out a fresh wound?
I've always used the betadine scrub that's all soapy, but now I'm wondering if something else would be better.
I live by WonderDust myself and much prefer it. I've always had minor to semi-deep wounds heal MUCH faster for me in covering them with WonderDust instead of using bandages. It creates a protective artificial scab-like covering. Wraps are great when using an ointment over the wound, but a lot of the time I'll use the blue-spray disinfectant (I don't remember the name and I'm at work) ..and then put WonderDust over it. I did this on two fairly deep fetlock wounds that I didn't want to wrap. It's also great for anyone who has a horse that likes to pull the wraps off with their teeth. :)