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    09-09-2010, 02:42 AM
  #1
Yearling
Old cut that hasn't healed

So my new filly has an old cut on her foot that doesn't seam to be healing, just stays the same, my farrier is coming out Saturday because it goes down into the hoof, it doesn't go very far into the hoof but I'd like to have the crack fixed if possible. As far as the old cut goes what should I put on it? None of my other horses have ever been hurt bad, just little scrape's that I would put swat(the special kind for cuts) on it keep the bugs out and clean everyday and then healed up fine, from what I know no one ever put anything on this cut because she's been just sitting for awhile now. Any help would be great! She also has some other newer cuts that she got a few days before I decided to take her in that seam to be healing good with normal care.
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    09-09-2010, 03:05 AM
  #2
Trained
Are you sure it's not just a healthy, pink scar? That's what it looks like to me. Maybe some MTG will help the hair grow.
     
    09-09-2010, 03:31 AM
  #3
Yearling
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Are you sure it's not just a healthy, pink scar? That's what it looks like to me. Maybe some MTG will help the hair grow.
I did put some MTG on it but she started stomping her foot after I did it so I washed it off with the hose, the wound is still open, not a lot, it was really crusty before I washed it really good and was bleeding some. I will try some Cut Heal Wound Care I think and see if that works. My mare got a cut on her head about a year ago that wouldn't heal so a friend told me to use cut and heal and it worked really good, didn't think about trying it until just now, lol!
     
    09-09-2010, 07:49 AM
  #4
Banned
To me it looks like a wound that is healed with some proud flesh scarring.


The crack in the hoof will most likely not go away. With the damage at the coronet band the hoof will always grow with a fault there.
     
    09-09-2010, 12:13 PM
  #5
dee
Started
You might try "Pink Lady" on it - it will help sooth and heal the tissue and promote hair growth. I agree with AB - most likely the damage to the hoof is permanent, but that doesn't mean she won't be sound.

If you can't get Pink Lady from your vet, you should be able to order it online. Our vet teases us that we need to buy it by the gallon - we have two horses that are really prone to sunburn. Pink Lady really helps heal that up, as well as the various scrapes and scratches they get because their sunburns itch like mad if we don't keep the "Pink Stuff" as my hubby calls it, on them. Our neighbors make fun of our pink horses!
     
    09-09-2010, 12:20 PM
  #6
Yearling
Cothivet spray

Pet Drugs Online: Cothivet Wound Spray
     
    09-09-2010, 12:57 PM
  #7
Foal
My gelding's hoof also grows with a permanent crack in it due to an injury at the coronet band, but he has not been lame on it as long as I've had him and according to his former owner and farrier he never was as long as they had him either. Its just ugly to look at, in his case.

http://www.horseforum.com/horse-heal...es-hoof-60993/

G and K's Mom suggested Cothivet, which is a product that really has me intrigued after reading about her experience with it and some other testimonials I've found online. But I'm going to suggest another product I'm currently using, Underwood Horse Medicine, just in case you're looking at other options.

Underwood Horse Medicine - Wynnewood Oklahoma

Good luck and you'll have to update us on how it goes..
     
    09-09-2010, 01:23 PM
  #8
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by riccil0ve    
Are you sure it's not just a healthy, pink scar? That's what it looks like to me. Maybe some MTG will help the hair grow.

Looks like a pink scar with a bit of scabbing.

Please folks MTG does NOT grow hair. Why would there be so many bald humans if ANY product was 100% proven to grow hair?
     
    09-09-2010, 01:50 PM
  #9
Showing
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Originally Posted by mls    
Please folks MTG does NOT grow hair. Why would there be so many bald humans if ANY product was 100% proven to grow hair?
That made me laugh. I agree though. I tried MTG to grow some mane on my qh (when she lost it) and on the bald spot on her butt. Twice I should add, and neither time it worked (besides making everything (including my hands) smell like smoked pig).

TA, to me it just look like a scar. My paint (who is mostly white) has similar from time to time. Takes long time for the hair to cover it.
     
    09-09-2010, 02:01 PM
  #10
mls
Trained
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val    
That made me laugh. I agree though. I tried MTG to grow some mane on my qh (when she lost it) and on the bald spot on her butt. Twice I should add, and neither time it worked (besides making everything (including my hands) smell like smoked pig).
We had a really long discussion/rant about this in the barn the other day. Even though we were all on the same side of the issue!

Clean hair grows better. Stimulation of the area helps blood flow - so the hair grows better.
     

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