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  • Baking powder for proud flesh
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    08-13-2009, 09:22 AM
I agree

Originally Posted by Barrelracer Up    
Wonder Dust or Underwoods then heavy coating with baking powder.

I do hydrotherapy for 15 mins twice daily - you want the area to be red and bleed some - it will increase blood flow and help debried the area so it will granulate in better.

I do the same thing and it has worked on all the major cuts and boo boo's I use a sugar med. That the vet gives me though to put on after and it seems to work very well.
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    08-13-2009, 10:22 AM
Since you have proud flesh just starting, I wouldn't go with any of the caustic powders like wonder dust. Talk to your vet and get a combination antibiotic/steroid cream. Where caustic powders will damage healthy horses along with proud flesh thus slowing healing, using a steroid will simply prevent proud flesh from forming in the first place and doesn't slow healing.

Also, you need to look at what is causing the proud flesh. If this wound is near a joint then you need to stall her while it heals.
    08-13-2009, 01:03 PM
You need to also be aware that steriod use, even topical, will slow the healing process - which is why the proud flesh will slow down. So either way it is going to get a little hairy for the good tissue. Even hydrogen peroxide will damage new tissue growth.

If the proud flesh gets large enough it may have to be cut down. I just read an article from The Horse where they are looking into the merits of bandaging versus not bandaging. The bandaged cases in the study actually had more proud flesh and less healing - the author did state to wait for further studies before taking this to heart.
    08-13-2009, 01:07 PM
Sugar or glucose is not a bad idea - it will shrink the tissue too. We use that for prolapsed uterus and rectums.

You can either squirt on the injectible glucose or make a mixture of reg. Sugar and water. You can make it as thick as a paste if needed.
We just had a neighbor with no money that had a male dog with his male bit swollen and stuck in the sheath overnight. Little sugar water paste and down he went. :)
    08-13-2009, 02:26 PM
The effect of topical steroids is much less pronounced on wound healing than than are the effects of caustic wound treatments

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