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    04-12-2012, 07:54 PM
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Yearling
Rascal got a cut on the back of the right fetlock joint

Rascal has a 2 day old cut on his fetlock joint, at the back. Vet has been here, says he is ok, no serious damage. Keep it clean, but not wrap it.... Pasture was cut today and now we have grass in it grrrrr. Spraying it with Banix(sp) and coating it with swat.
Any ideas on keeping it clean without wrap????
     
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    04-12-2012, 08:13 PM
  #2
Yearling
Hopefully the picture attached this time.... the green you see is fresh mown field grass. Tiny little pieces that the bagger doesn't pick up.
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    04-12-2012, 08:17 PM
  #3
Trained
Underwoods with the baking soda over it worked best for me.
Dash had a MAJOR bad cut behind her pastern right above her band. Took months to heal and kept splitting and getting dirty until I tried the stuff. No wrap, no infection, healed up in two weeks!
     
    04-12-2012, 08:52 PM
  #4
Yearling
Thanks Flygap, I knew someone would chime in with the name of that stuff! LOL I couldn't for the life of me remember the name to discuss it with the vet. Is it baking soda or baking powder?
     
    04-12-2012, 09:08 PM
  #5
Trained
It's baking powder! Whoops!
Dashes cut was horrendous! And I battled it for months and it kept breaking open, not with underwoods.
Hope he gets to feeling better soon!
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    04-12-2012, 09:36 PM
  #6
Yearling
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Originally Posted by FlyGap    
It's baking powder! Whoops!
Dashes cut was horrendous! And I battled it for months and it kept breaking open, not with underwoods.
Hope he gets to feeling better soon!
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I am glad Dash is better :)
Rascal always gets the boo-boos *sigh* He could be in bubble wrap and still manage to cut, scrape, bruise, or tear something.

Where this cut is I am a little worried about infection. Ok I am A LOT worried about infection. It looks nasty to me already. There is no smell, no heat, and nothing but serum oozing.....but I still worry.

Anyone know anything better than swat to keep the flies off. I can't use the fly spot stuff for another 10 days and the fly swarms are out in force.
     
    04-12-2012, 10:03 PM
  #7
Trained
Hear ya on bubble wrap!! So far I'm out $400 just this spring in emergency visits. Stupid idiots. Give him a squeeze for me!!!

I use the roll on and get it really good all around it.
Seems to help. One of my geldings got kicked and it was raw so I use farnams three times a day.

Curious what others use??
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    04-13-2012, 04:46 PM
  #8
Yearling
Anyone else got any ideas? It looks worse today. I'll post another picture later :(
     
    04-13-2012, 05:00 PM
  #9
Green Broke
If it were mine I'd silver spray it and leave it... the silver spray helps prevent anything getting in, whilst keeping it dry and letting it heal!
     
    04-13-2012, 05:06 PM
  #10
Yearling
Duffy I'm supposed to wash it out daily and apply the meds the vet left. I can't bandage it but the flies are eatin him alive without the swat.
     

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