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  • Foal wound hair regrowth
  • Something that helps grow hair where a horse was kicked

 
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    03-27-2010, 03:53 PM
  #1
Foal
mare got kicked - hair growth?

Two weeks ago, my pony got kicked by her friend in the field (they were in heat). She got kicked on the back of both of her back legs and there's two big patches without hair and it's kind of sensitive and stuff. Whenever I'm at the barn, I put the three-in-one ointment stuff, but it hasn't really helped all that much. I mean it's not bleeding like it was, but it's still kind of raw.

I was wondering if you guys know of something I could use to help it grow back?
     
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    03-27-2010, 10:15 PM
  #2
Trained
I could go onto a long explanation of the healing process, but I'll keep it short.

When the horse is first injured, all ointments, sprays, etc should be kept away from the wound. The only thing that is really acceptable to use at this point is water and if you absolutely need to put something on it, use a hydra-gel. The wound needs to weep. As long as what is weeping is clear, white or slightly yellow you are doing great. These are white blood cells. Make sure you are cleaning the wound once or twice a day and watching for signs of infection. If there is a significant risk of infection or other contamination, the area can be wrapped and the horse put on antibiotics. Usually the "LITHA" method works wonderfully though. (LITHA - Leave It The Hell Alone).
Once the wound has dried up, all the swelling is basically gone and there is skin on the area is when a lanolin based product can be used to keep the skin moist and supple. Hair will usually grow back and if it doesn't there's not too much you can do. Proper wound care usually reduces/eliminates any hair loss just by nature of properly healing the wound.

Good luck!
     
    03-28-2010, 10:08 AM
  #3
Weanling
I've had good luck with Nu-Stock for that Nu-Stock - Topical treatment for Horses, Dogs, and Cattle
     
    03-28-2010, 10:10 AM
  #4
Yearling
We use cornacrusine on our horses when we need hair loss its a black tar for hoof regrowth and it makes all the hair grow back don't use it on any open cuts or abrasions there can be no open wounds when you put it on just apply once or twice a day untill you see an improvement. Loads of people on this site always use MGT I think it is for regrowth and apparently it works really well?
     
    03-28-2010, 10:14 AM
  #5
Trained
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Originally Posted by MythRider    
Whenever I'm at the barn, I put the three-in-one ointment stuff, but it hasn't really helped all that much. I mean it's not bleeding like it was, but it's still kind of raw.

I was wondering if you guys know of something I could use to help it grow back?
Patience. If it's healing and not infected, just let it be. It can easily take 1-2 months for hair to fully grow back after cuts, scrapes, and nips.
     
    03-29-2010, 06:02 PM
  #6
Foal
Thanks all for the help.
     
    03-29-2010, 06:26 PM
  #7
Foal
Quote:
Originally Posted by MaggiStar    
we use cornacrusine on our horses when we need hair loss its a black tar for hoof regrowth and it makes all the hair grow back don't use it on any open cuts or abrasions there can be no open wounds when you put it on just apply once or twice a day untill you see an improvement. Loads of people on this site always use MGT I think it is for regrowth and apparently it works really well?
whoop you beat me to it! I love this stuff!
     
    03-30-2010, 02:11 AM
  #8
Foal
I swear by the Nu~stock it is WONDERFULLLLLLLLLLLL I had a donkey that had some places on him when we got him that did not have hair and once I put the nustock on it for a while you would never know he lost it to begin with hope everything works out let us know
     

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