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    08-05-2012, 11:28 AM
mouth injury after advice (yuky pics included)

Hi my 2 yo filly has some how injured her self in the paddoc the vet gave her appropiate shots and given me some bute and penaciling for the next few day..... the vet also said to just wash it out daily ... what im wondering is should I use any oitments?? If you have delt with this type of wound can you let me know how you treated it and what your out come was thanks
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    08-05-2012, 12:11 PM
Yeppers, they find ways to hurt themselves when there is nothing in their paddock but the air they are breathing...silly beasts.

EDIT: Forgot to ask, Is she in with other horses? That really looks like another horse took a bite out of her lip...

It is amazing what these guys can do to themselves and never even seem to feel it, and they heal remarkably well and fast. It looks like a pretty clean injury and if you follow your vets advice she should heal up just fine in no time. She will certainly carry a scar, but I wouldn't foresee any major complications.

EDIT 2: Forgot to answer you question about ointments. I would just follow your vets advice, around the mouth there isn't too much you can apply that they won't ingest. If the flies bother it, you may be able to get a stick of Swat! Fly repellent and put it around the area.

If her current hay is on the coarse side, you may think about getting some softer textured hay for her to eat for a bit to keep from aggravating it as it heals.

Good luck with her, maybe you could keep us updated with pictures?? It's always educational to see how these things play out.
    08-05-2012, 12:26 PM
Yes she is in the paddoc with 3 other horses I thort that too (cause unknown) vet did suggest star post there are a few scratches on her face as you can see in pics
    08-05-2012, 01:11 PM
I would try to feed a mush for the time being, like soaked beet pulp and/or grass/alfalfa pellets. Keep hay around, but it might be best if her main source of nutrition can be supplied in a way that's easy for her to consume.

I would stay away from any ointment, but you may ask your vet about Vaseline. I'm not sure what the affect of ingesting most of it would be, so make sure to ask, but at least it's not medicated and would keep the wound protected.

Silly horses. I'm sure she'll heal just fine. =]
    08-05-2012, 01:13 PM
I say it is healing quite nicely - yes, I agree - looks like she got bit by a pasture mate.

Keep it clean and dry, and you won't have to use any ointments at all. Being that she will need to dunk her face in her water to drink, she would only be contaminating the water source with the ointment...

I think it is healing very well and I'd leave it alone (just watch for flies) and you will be good to go in 2-3 weeks. There will be a scar - that' for sure, but no big deal.
    08-06-2012, 07:02 AM
Last shot of bute and penacilion today swelling as gone down since photos taken ... will get more photos upon the w/e coming and get all you loverly peoples opinions again :)
    08-06-2012, 02:40 PM
Good to hear the swelling has gone down, looking forward to seeing pictures as she heals!
    08-15-2012, 06:12 AM
Ok sorry these are abit late taken today how do you think its healing
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    08-15-2012, 09:20 AM
She's healing beautifully!
    08-15-2012, 04:24 PM
That looks to be healing up nicely! Glad to see she is doing so well.

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