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    07-29-2013, 12:08 AM
  #11
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Having her be able to drop her head and graze is going to be a losing battle trying to keep it covered and clean. You can bandage it by first shaving the area around the wound at least 2X the size (about 8x4) Wash it, dry it, apply what ever type of salve you want on it. Apply a non stick gauze over the wound than take 3 or 4 inch elastikon and run it around the edges of the gauze making a extra large band-aid. (2 inch tends to roll and bunchup on horses) Rub and warm up the Elastikon so it really sticks to the skin. It will stick to the skin better than hair. Get a fresh roll of the stuff. If it sits around it loses it's ability to stick. If you can get her to drop her head while you apply the bandage than you will stretch the skin out and won't get the pulling action on it when she lifts and drops her head and should stay on longer.

There is a spray on bandage out there or as others have said just let it go without. Put enough goo on it so dirt doesn't work into the wound but then you have to wash it and reapply daily.
     
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    07-29-2013, 01:02 AM
  #12
Yearling
Something to note, those pictures are 2 days old when I first found the cut.
     
    07-29-2013, 01:22 AM
  #13
Yearling
If you can't leave it open with just furazone and stuff have you tried to put a gauze pad on the wound and use a light wrapping of vet wrap to secure it in place? Not to tight but loose enough to be able to be pulled off if in a snag? Usually we leave ours open to breath and just keep them clean but if you have to cover it we've done that before. We did it once on a stifle wound until it stopped seeping and the vet said it could breathe and just be open and kept clean. If it's healing okay I would just keep it clean and open. Hope your horse gets better! :)
     
    07-29-2013, 01:42 AM
  #14
Yearling
OK, that make me feel a little bit better. She is one of my baby's but I'm sure it will be fine. Everything that I put on never seemed to stick. And I don't think I have vet tape. But I'll make sure it is kept clean. Any how she seems happy, she was even playing yesterday so it can't be hurting her that bad. I think my goal for the next few weeks will be making a first aid kit.
     

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