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    05-30-2013, 07:41 PM
Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
That is a serious scar in a bad place. It may always have some issues with chapping and have a weak spot. Id apply something like vit. E oil or corona directly to the skin and encourage healthy skin as best you can. Bad scars can sometimes just have issues like that.

Id also have an X ray done if you feel froggy, because if the bone was shattered a bit, bone chips could work their way out for years to come. It probably wouldnt cause a lameness at all but would cause recurring sores to happen as they work their way out. Kinda like shrapnel.
^^Trinity, This is exactly what I meant! :) I don't think the chips would ever be able to get out though, right? At least my vet lead me to believe that this is what creates the constant won't-go-away skin wound, the body's attempt to rid itself of the bone? Either way, def. Worth an xray in my book. :)
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    05-31-2013, 01:24 PM
Sounds like a classic bone sequestrum. It's location, the duration...Wounds don't just continue to weep and remain open without some underlying cause.

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You need a more aggressive vet to diagnose what's going on.
    05-31-2013, 01:37 PM
It's also not uncommon for the horse to not be lame on the limb because of the location of the injury.
    05-31-2013, 04:16 PM
I remember reading somewhere about someone pulling a small bone shards out of an old injury. Just secondhand info but I can see something like that happening. Also possible there is something foreign in there causing an issue if it keeps recurring. A sequestrum is also a possibility. A look see and X ray or something by a good vet would be well worth it IMO if I was invested in this horses future.
    05-31-2013, 04:35 PM
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I would use Vetercyn or similar product. If you can order on line or go to a local tack feed store, see if they have furozone spray or a similar product that helps with staph infections . If you cannot find that, see if your local drug store has some tincture of green soap. Its a liquid soap. Mix 1/2 soap 1/2 water, squirt or spray on. It will clean and stop lots of infections ( I used it on myself on my foot for a staph infection) It will sting after a couple of treatments. Also I would try to keep that wrapped to prevent it from getting bumped and irritated. Use a cotton wrap , something you can change daily. If you think there is something in the leg, use a drawing salve/poultice on it.
    05-31-2013, 04:43 PM
I had a mare with a similar scar. It would heal, form scar tissue then crack open and the whole process would start again. I found a saline wash and the application of pure aloe vera worked best in her case.

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