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    03-28-2013, 02:39 PM
Originally Posted by beau159    
I kept in close contact with my vet, and sent her photos every couple of days. Mostly, there had to be good granulation in the wound before we would even consider to stop bandaging it.

The longer you keep it bandaged, the less it will scar. So I kept Red bandaged pretty long and it doesn't look like he's going to have much of a scar, because it is healing nice.

I never noticed him trying to nibble at it or scratch at it. Granted, based on its location, it would have been hard for him to stand on 3 legs and reach around the chew on it!!! So that wasn't a problem.

Really the only issue we are left with is now he is a booger at lifting that leg to let me pick out his feet. We had a mini "come-to-Jesus" about that last night, and he at least stood still, and picked it up quickly, and put it back down without trying to fall over. Baby steps.....
Okay, I will bandage as long as I can then. We are only on week three, so still a way to go. I've seen him itch it, awkwardly, with and without the wrap on. We had left him alone in his stall unwrapped for ten mins, came back, and his nose was bloody (from proud flesh), and I've seen him do it in the arena, but it was bandaged. It's hilarious to watch, I must say.
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    03-28-2013, 03:10 PM
Green Broke
Hmm. What are you putting on the wound right now?
    03-28-2013, 03:20 PM
Wow! Great job with that icky wound! It is healing up beautifully!
    03-28-2013, 03:26 PM
It looks Great Have you ever heard of Doc Underwoods Horse Med?
I swear by that stuff.
Grace had a bad cut on her leg and it was Pretty much healed in a month and hair back in 2 with no scar.
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    03-28-2013, 03:29 PM
I think it's called Hyderm 1% cream. It's taken the proud flesh down- stinky wound, but it is working great.
    04-19-2013, 09:09 AM
Green Broke
Well it's been just over 3 months after Red hurt himself on January 16th.

It is still shrinking (VERY slowly), but I guess progress is progress, right?

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    04-19-2013, 09:14 AM
Green Broke
Oh and I guess I never posted the update from a vet visit!

About a month ago, I had the vet do a lameness and health evaluation on him, because I needed to start riding him for the barrel racing clinic coming up (it was last weekend) and I wanted to be sure he was ready.

Red passed with flying colors. She gave me the go ahead to start riding him.

He leg still swells up a bit when he stands around, but if I get him moving, it goes down to almost nothing, so I think the exercise is good.

I'm sure it's made healing of the wound slower, now that he's moving, but it's looking good and coming along.
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    04-19-2013, 12:01 PM
Wonderful news. And I'm not sure if the exercise would slow the healing, or actually help. Healing needs blood flow, exercise gets the blood flowing, and the stretching of the healing flesh may keep it from getting thick and stiff. I don't know, but seems to make sense to me.

In any case, congratulations on being back in the saddle!
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    04-19-2013, 01:35 PM
It is looking great! :) I have Walter's unwrapped now. We are going to the vet on Wednesday, so I will see what the vet says.

I'm glad Red is sound to ride :)
    04-19-2013, 03:37 PM
I think it looks great and if he's sound then go for it. I have yet another one I'm doctoring too. Almost two weeks ago we had a cold front moving in and they were all feeling their oats and started chasing each other. My greenie was on the receiving end of the chase and ran full speed up to a cattle panel, stepped through a lower square, broke the weld on the horizontal wire and then promptly stabbed himself with it as he yanked his ankle back out. It didn't look so bad at first but it was deep so now that the granulated tissue has filled it in and spread it out, it looks worse than the day it happened. It has flattened out though, and it's under control and I've been lightly riding him because after about a week, he showed absolutely no sign of lameness. I'm hoping the exercise will keep it from stiffening as well. never ever ends.

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