Originally Posted by DRichmond
My choices for topical treatment would be Schreiner's, or colloidal silver, or highly diluted tea tree oil using a test spot first to determine whether there's any reaction to it. Because of the proximity to the eyes I'd use colloidal silver. Simple betadine solution would likely help too.
I am not familiar with Schreiners or colloidal silver, but will research them. Thanks. I have been told by a veterinarian who was involved in research that both tea tree and aloe actually slow healing, at least in horses. I might be overly cautious, but I am trying to gather as much info as I can while trying to treat my horse who came asking me for help today! I washed his wounds with water and hibitane soap, and applied more hibitane cream before replacing the fly mask. I do really appreciate all the input though as I have never seen this before and it is really confusing me.