Join Date: May 2009
Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Oh boy, that's a doozy!
I definitely agree with learning how to wrap - with a puncture wound like that, you NEED to keep it clean and covered to prevent debris from getting inside. I'd hold off on most medications unless you notice an infection, overuse of medications can make the situation worse.
If proud flesh develops, I swear by Cothivet. You can buy it at most vet place, and it's a little pricy, but you need very little of it. I only ended up using maybe 1/4 of a bottle through the entire duration of my mares injury. She went through a spiked fence with me on her, and a vet had to put 50 stitches into her chest. She advised we seperate her from the herd, which was the worst idea because she freaked out and tore open a few stitches on the fence. I had to go through several weeks of gouging the proud flesh off with my finger nail, and then spritzing it with Cothivet. By the time it was over, you couldn't even notice the scar.
Avoid using most ointments, as they actually promote proud flesh growth (things like Furazone). For wounds, I prefer to just keep them as clean as possible. Wash it out daily, and keep a fresh wrap on.
I hope God tells her to smash her computer with a sledgehammer.