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post #1 of 40 Old 08-18-2014, 09:16 PM Thread Starter
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Need HELP....Bad injury ***GRAPHIC****

My boyfriends mare somehow cut herself fairly badly and he can't figure out how. It is behind her left leg and about the size of a dinner plate (these are his words). The vet has already come out and said that they can't close it up due to the cut being to old. He has been giving her penicillin and clean it daily but it is not staying clean. My question is how would you cover it and keep it clean? Also what would you suggest to put on it?

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post #2 of 40 Old 08-18-2014, 09:27 PM
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Is that her jaw? It looks like a Pigeon Fever abscess that blew out. It will heal really fast, if that's what it is.

I see now that it is her girth area.
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That's a deep, nasty one. Looks likes lots of muscle damage. That's gonna be a long rode to recovery.

Obviously asking the vet would be best, but if I had to do something myself right this second, I'd probably wash with water, spray with an antibiotic, and pack it with gaze then wrap around her barrel to hold it in place and keep the flies of it.
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Yea the vet was out and really didn't do anything. Thanks for the advice

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Wash it out, put some antibiotics on it, and then wrap it up - I guess the only way to go is all the way around her belly. I know you can buy OTC wound sprays to clean it out (a lot of them you might want to dilute depending on their concentration), as far as ointment, I've always used Corona - but I've never had a wound that deep or big, so I don't know if it would be the most effective; also, it doesn't come it spray form, but I find that my horses don't normally mind if I'm really gentle with it. You can find it at most Tractor Supply stores.

Avoid using peroxide, and try to keep her from moving around. Does she seem to be in too much pain?
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Yea the vet was out and really didn't do anything. Thanks for the advice
Time for a new vet maybe?
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I agree I would get a different vet out if possible.
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There is a spray I think it is called alushield or something like that, you can get it at TSC and most feed stores. It is great it sprays out a silver spray that will cover the wound and help keep it clean, it is like a bandage in a can. Wash the area first with something like badidine(sp?) solution dry it and spray the alushield on.

One of my horses put a hole through his mouth that could not be sutured, I could stick my fingers in his mouth through his cheek. The vet gave me some alushield to spray on it along with flushing it daily and it healed beautifully.
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There is a spray I think it is called alushield or something like that, you can get it at TSC and most feed stores. It is great it sprays out a silver spray that will cover the wound and help keep it clean, it is like a bandage in a can. Wash the area first with something like badidine(sp?) solution dry it and spray the alushield on.

One of my horses put a hole through his mouth that could not be sutured, I could stick my fingers in his mouth through his cheek. The vet gave me some alushield to spray on it along with flushing it daily and it healed beautifully.
I second the Alusheild!
We started keeping it on hand at the recommendation of my own vet, who sometimes uses it on bigger wounds in his practice.
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Hi,

What exactly did the vet do? May have been that after he cleaned it all out it didn't look bad or requiring special treatment...

I think that 'spray on dressing' can indeed be good... or very bad, depending on whether there's any chance of dirt/infection still in the wound, or likely to get in. I've seen some shocking infections on both people & animals(including myself once) because of this 'spray on bandage'.
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