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  • Cut near horses vulva
  • Horse laceration over inside hind leg

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    08-05-2009, 11:39 AM
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I just started working with a horse yesterday and she has a gigantic puncture wound in between her hind legs. She gets around fine and doesn't show any signs of lameness, but it's too late for a vet to come and stitch it or anything. While I was working her yesterday it opened back up again. Does anybody have any ideas about what I could put on it to help it heal? Or even to try and bandage it. I'm going there later today so any help would be great
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    08-05-2009, 11:41 AM
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Puncture wounds can be very serious. I might consider having a vet out, you never know how deep they are or if there is something in it. If you want to try to keep it clean on your own you'll want to get a plastic syring type device and maybe use a betadine solution in it. I would not worry too much about opening up because if there is something inside it then you'll want it to drain. Do you have any pix?
    08-05-2009, 11:44 AM
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Did you clean it?? That is vital you need to clean any open wound. Pictures would be nice :).
    08-05-2009, 11:46 AM
Green Broke
Regardless of thinking it is too late for stitching, call the vet out and have it examined and treated. Punctures can get nasty fast.
    08-05-2009, 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by pintoluver112104    
I just started working with a horse yesterday and she has a gigantic puncture wound in between her hind legs.
In between her legs? Exactly where?
    08-05-2009, 12:50 PM
It's unlikely that the vet will stitch a puncture wound - it needs to heal from the inside out and stitching it seals in any infection and foreign matter. I had a horse with a punture injury in his neck (turned out to be a gunshot wound). I flushed it out as best I could with a mix of a little dishwashing liquid and a lot of water in a dishwashing liquid bottle. Made it easier to get the mix inside the would and apply a little force behind the flow to flush out the debris. Vet just gave him a prophylactic injection of antibiotics and said to keep an eye on it and flush it out again every day (more if it looks gicky) to keep it open until it heals inside. It healed without any issues. However, between the legs sounds a little scarier than in the neck (just below the top of the neckline.)
    08-06-2009, 09:57 AM
Yeah, it is literally in between her legs below the opening to her vulva. It doesn't look dirty the horse keeps it pretty clean but I can't call the vet out. The horse isn't at my barn and I don't want to overstep my boundaries
    08-06-2009, 11:13 AM
Is there any swelling, redness, weeping?
    08-06-2009, 01:23 PM
Do you know the owner? You might want to at least go talk to him/her and suggest they call a vet. If that wound heals up around any infection that might be in there that horse could have some problems. My horse had a puncture wound on her shoulder and our vet packed the wound with this silver lined material that helps draw any infection out of the wound and allows it to heal from the inside out, gradually pushing out the silver gauze as it heals.
    08-06-2009, 02:22 PM
Use apple cidar vinegar on it. Ya, everyone, it stings but they get over it. This stuff is amazing for any, especially deep puncture wounds. You can also use ground pepper on it after you spray it to help close it up without a trace. I use this on every cut/bite/scrape whatever you find on your does wonders.

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