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    04-13-2012, 04:09 PM
Green Broke
How deep is it? If it were deep, I'd clean it, then put the meds in required, and silver spray over- it'll stay breathable, keep the flies out and still let the meds work.
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    04-13-2012, 04:21 PM
If he had done it while I was home, it would have stitches. I fed and groomed him early, went to one job, came home, fed him a quick lunch then went back to work until 10p. I went to work EARLY the next day and DH fed him for me both times. The next morning I went to groom him and found the cut. It had to have been over 24 hours old. Vet came and said it wasn't deep enough to have cut tendons or harmed the joint, but it would need to be watched carefully for infection. He left a cream/ointment to be put into it when it is washed daily. He said in no uncertain terms DO NOT wrap it, let it drain.

I'm worried the flies will cause it to become infected or worse *gag*

I am not familiar with silver spray. What is it and does TSC carry it? Or is it something I'd need a script from the vet for?

ETA: This was not our normal vet. He is on vacation and this is the stand in guy. I don't like him much, and I don't trust him. I am not even sure what the meds are since they are in a plain white jar with a paper label I can't read because of my wet hands *DOH* I know it's silly, but if I were more comfortable with this guy, I'd not worry so much more than likely.
    04-13-2012, 04:24 PM
Green Broke
TSC o.0

You should be able to buy it in any shop.. 10094 PFIFF Silber Spray 200ml (Pferd und Hund, Pflegemittel, Wundpflege) - Reitsport-Exclusiv

Its just spray.. that's silver lol
    06-06-2012, 04:24 PM
Originally Posted by FlyGap    
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!
Baking Powder Not Soda.... and keep horse out of morning dew.. he could get Proud flesh from the dew.
    06-06-2012, 04:30 PM
The Underwoods is awesome, and when I used it on Bones' nasty horrible hindquarter cut, by using Underwoods and the baking powder, it kept the flies off. Worked great.
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    06-06-2012, 11:37 PM
The Vets right it needs to drain. When Teddy was attacked by the killer donkey and cut his knee it got infected and it couldn't be wrapped either it need to drain. Did the vet say anything about putting epson salt on it to help it drain even thought its not infected?

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