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    06-13-2009, 04:19 PM
  #1
Foal
Rope Burn on newborn filly.

I have a 3 day old filly that got a rope burn today cause she got tangled up in her mothers lead rope... :( ( i'll never let that happen again!) It isn't terrible, but it did rip off the hair and left a 2 in. By 1/2 in. Bare spot on her leg. I rinsed it really well, and then washed it with a really good soap that had lavender in it (an antiseptic) I put neosporin on it and now am making sure no flies get on it... but I don't know if that will keep it from scarring. Or if what I am doing will work how often should I wash it, and how often should I put neosporin on it? Should I do anything else to it?
Thanks!! :)
     
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    06-13-2009, 06:38 PM
  #2
Weanling
Spray it with apple cidar vinegar a couple times a day if you can, if she's afraid of the spray just use your hand, it will take the sting out and heal it beautifully
     
    06-14-2009, 01:25 AM
  #3
Yearling
Hey Dixie...
Another thing I think you could use on the rope burn would be Bacitracin....It is similar to the neosporin but a bit more effective in killing and bacteria.
It is a little more expensive then a neosporin tube and I am pretty sure my friend has used it on her horse in a similar situation although the hose was older.
Have you tried to call your vet and just inquire as to what they might suggest to do? If I were in your shoes, and the rope burn was concerning enough I would call and ask....
It never hurts to ask a question wheter it fees silly or not...
Hope it goes well. Watch that it stays clean and free of flies etc...
Keep us posted!
Half Pass
     
    06-14-2009, 06:22 AM
  #4
Showing
Did the rope actually take the skin off too or just the hair? If it is just the hair, then it should grow back just fine on its own. However; if it took a large layer of skin off, then any of the above suggestions should work.
     
    06-14-2009, 12:57 PM
  #5
Foal
Thank you Paint Gurl :) I have been putting apple cider vinegar on it and amazingly it already looks better then yesterday!!!
Thank you Half Pass I will call my vet to check in... no way do I want her to scar.
And I think only it ripped hair off cause she didn't bleed at all though it is starting to scab a little.
Thanks for all the replies!! :) I really appreciate it!!
....Dixie :)
     
    06-14-2009, 02:02 PM
  #6
Weanling
No prob, I use it on everything! :)
     

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