NorthernMama, if you read my post correctly it said i WOULD'NT be devastated if it scarred. Maybe take the time to properly read through things.
My horse's legs are far from perfect but I really don't give two hoots.
Everyone is saying to just leave it alone but as far as I'm concerned, when I just left it, it festered! And how can I just turn my horse out with a huge lump of proud flesh and let the flies eat at it and put all their nasty stuff into it?
For anyone that reads this and is looking for the best treatment, don't buy Debrisol, its a waste of time. Opt for treatments that involve Copper Sulfate, or just go out and buy yourself some bluestone! I was so so amazed at how well it worked, after trying what seemed like everything.
This is what the farrier did/recommended:
Get some gamgee, enough to surround the pastern and dampen the end of it and put some bluestone on it, placing it over the proud flesh, making sure to cover all of it.
Wrap the rest around the limb smoothly. Cover in Vetwrap , not tight enough to cut off circulation but not too loose that it will slip ;)
After the vet wrap, do 1-2 layers of duct tape to keep that thing in place! You will want to leave this on for 48 hours. After the time has passed...take the bandage off. Hurray! All the proud flesh will hopefully be gone! If you still want to take away more proud flesh, Leave the bandage off for about 4-6 hours but apply some manuka honey mixed with brown sugar and slather it on. Repeat the process to get rid of more of that proud flesh :) Once all the proud flesh is gone, keep that cut from developing more proud flesh by putting the manuka honey and brown sugar mix on it.
Let me know if this also worked for you! Saved me a tonne in vet bills!