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        08-18-2014, 11:36 PM
      #11
    Yearling
    My horse had to have a large sarcoid removed from his groin on the inside of his hq. After cryo treatment there was a massive open wound similar to your mares. The whole area took about 10 months start to finish to completely close up and heal. I used an antibiotic scrub, betadine and water almost every day to keep it clean. Wear gloves (that stuff stains) and use clean gauze each time.

    Keep a good lookout for any proud flesh formation and nip it in the butt really quickly- if any does form I'd recommend Proudsoff. It has worked better than any other remedies I have tried.

    Vetricin is another spray that seemed to help with the healing process. I think originally wrapping it is good, but when you change the bandaging give it a few hours to breathe.

    It will be a slow heal, just keep a close eye on it.
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        08-18-2014, 11:39 PM
      #12
    Weanling
    Manuka honey under a dressing can help prevent infection as well as speed healing time. I've also seen a spray on salve that forms a seal keeping dirt and debris from getting in.
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        08-18-2014, 11:41 PM
      #13
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Ninamebo    
    any proud flesh formation and nip it in the butt
    Can't help but pick you up on this, too funny! The term is 'nip it in the BUD', as in pruning plants, not as in... 'bite you on the bum!'
         
        08-18-2014, 11:45 PM
      #14
    Yearling
    Lol, I've never heard the phrase used with "bud" before.. I always thought it meant something like git on the problem before it gets worse!

    Maybe I have been mishearing people all these years… whoops! Hahaha, you just made my night, Loosie!
         
        08-19-2014, 12:10 AM
      #15
    Trained
    Don't know about you mishearing people - you do hear a lot say 'butt'!
         
        08-19-2014, 12:12 AM
      #16
    Yearling
    I meant mishearing the word in the phrase. Oh well, such is life, we all make a bit of a fool of ourselves sometimes
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        08-19-2014, 12:21 AM
      #17
    Weanling
    I've never used that Alushield, but I think I'll get some to keep on hand. In this case, since they don't know how old the cut is I think I like the idea of a wrap but only if someone will be able to check it several times daily for infection.

    Is it a cut or a bad abrasion?

    And, yeah, I'd be shopping for a new vet ASAP
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        08-19-2014, 09:30 AM
      #18
    Started
    I don't understand the "new vet" sentiment. I prefer a vet that will tell me the truth and not try to sell me $400 of stuff that the horse doesn't NEED just to make me feel better.

    There is no way to suture, just keep it as clean as possible, keep the flies off, and keep the horse moving to keep it from swelling as badly. I would hydro AROUND it to increase blood flow.

    If it is a pigeon fever blow out, it will MIRACULOUSLY heal...check out the Vetricyn website. Those PF lesions heal that fast with NO human intervention.

    Good Luck!!
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        08-19-2014, 09:58 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    It just sounded to me like the vet didn't give them much information on how to care for this wound. I want a vet that gives me options and INFORMATION not just a medical bag of stuff to pay for.

    I had a gelding that had a similar wound. It was a puncture wound that just didn't want to heal. The vet told me about that hydro treatment. I did that two or three times a day and WOW what a difference. It was only a couple days before I saw a huge difference. Between that and Vetericyn it should be ok.
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        08-19-2014, 11:04 AM
      #20
    Yearling
    I hear nip it in the butt here as well but it is nip it in the bud as in remove the bud to prevent future (unwanted) growth. I do a lot of nipping. I'd say if the owner is giving penicilin and cleaning on a regular basis then that is all that is needed. Can you do more, sure. I don't understand the get another vet either. I've seen a horse drug behind a trailer and lost the skin through some of the muscle as well on one entire side with no way to bandage heal beautifully with regular cleaning. Almost no scarring too. I personally wouldn't wrap but would keep up with cleaning.
         

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