Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: I was born in Germany, raised in Texas.
I've seen so many cases with my own eyes and yet it baffles me how well horses are able to heal from a truly crazy injury. I too am an Underwood advocate. I actually used it below the knee on a nasty barb wire cut to the back of the heal. I caught a lot of heat for not wrapping and using it on an injury like that in the first place. But if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't change a thing. I did have to shift gears about 4 weeks into the injury because the proud flesh was getting out of hand. I didn't question Underwood for this at all and on a less moving area, like a flat flesh wound involving musce, I doubt I would have had this issue. I knew going into this that it was going to be tough to deal with proudflesh around the foot/joint. So I used something else for the length of time I needed to get rid of the proud flesh and now I'm finishing her up with Underwood. I bought mine from a lady I initially found on Ebay and then figured out she only live about 10 miles from my house. She used it on her stallion that got out of his fence and into a 4 lane highway where he was struck by a car. He recovered completely. She knows Buddy Underwood personally and said he is the nicest man you'll ever meet and has fought the FDA over his product for years. He's also fought to keep the prices down because he wants horses living with average income folks to benefit from it. Since my mare's injury, I've also found it on the shelf at my local feed store. I had no idea they carried it until I started using it myself. Anyway, it's a staple item in my tack room now. Congrats on such a great recovery DriftingShadow and thanks for sharing.