Sam's Hurt:( I REALLY need help. - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:36 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 697
• Horses: 7
Sam's Hurt:( I REALLY need help.

I really need help quick.

Sam has a huge deep cut on the inside of his hock. He's 37, so I was advised not to put him on anything unless necessary so his body can naturally fight it unless it gets infected. It just happened either today, or last night. I'm extremely worried about him, because in the past when he's gotten hurt he gets really really sick.

I need to get some first aid stuff for him. This is what I have so far:

Betadine Solution
Wonder Dust

What am I missing? What can I do to help him and clean it?

I'm ordering it from Jeffers equine, so anything they have I can get if I need it.

Pro is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:45 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 508
• Horses: 1
Hmm... I would probably put a bandage on it to keep it clean if it's as big as you're telling us it is, but if the vet says not to, then don't.
AngelWithoutWings54 is offline  
post #3 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:48 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 697
• Horses: 7

I think it would be too hard to do that because then he wouldn't be able to flex his leg all that well, and it might come off. It's in a really hard spot to bandage...:(

I'm going back to check on him in a little while. I'll get a picture of where it is.
Pro is offline  
post #4 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:52 PM
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 508
• Horses: 1
Is it like, right where the joint is? I'm not a vet, but I think that you should probably put something over it to keep it clean...
AngelWithoutWings54 is offline  
post #5 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:54 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 697
• Horses: 7
I'll get a picture then you can tell me what you think. I may just try it and see how it goes...I can always take it off if it doesn't work.
Pro is offline  
post #6 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 04:55 PM
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: In a box
Posts: 1,074
• Horses: 2
I would cold hose for 10-15 minuets. Gently pat it dry, and spray with an iodine spray. Let it sit for 10 minuets so it can soak in, then gently pat off the excess. Put a good thick coating of ointment on it, I use Corona's Lanolin Rich ointment and it works awesome. My older gelding got a nasty cut on the back of his pastern. I rinsed it daily, put a but of iodine on it, and slathered it in Corona's. NO bandaging. It healed perfectly and he still had full flex on the leg.

Wait! I'll fix it....
twogeldings is offline  
post #7 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 05:05 PM Thread Starter
Join Date: Apr 2009
Posts: 697
• Horses: 7
How much is too much? For the hosing, cleaning and adding ointments.
Pro is offline  
post #8 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 05:11 PM
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Chuluota, Florida
Posts: 184
• Horses: 1
I have not used it but I have heard Vetericyn works really well.
Horsel02 is offline  
post #9 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 05:17 PM
Join Date: Jun 2010
Posts: 324
• Horses: 1
A horse at our barn was taken out by it's owner to go camping for a week: they got home a week later with a nasty but healing scar on her right front coronet band. Apparently she spooked and with her overstride (she's gaited) she clipped herself badly enough (full set of shoes) that, were it anywhere else, she would have gotten stiches. The vet gave the owner furezol (I'm not sure if this is the same as furezone, which we use on cuts at our farm), and bandages. It is a lot like a antiobiotic ointment in horsey-form! Her foot looks great now, just a small scar! I hope your boy heals quickly and without incident!
leonalee is offline  
post #10 of 82 Old 08-20-2010, 05:27 PM
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: South Africa.
Posts: 1,168
• Horses: 3
As the others suggested, do what the vet said. I think that's your best shot.

I'm not going to be of any help in advice, but you have to realize how important it is to keep it clean. If an infection sets in, it could be very dangerous for your horse, especially at his age. So whatever you do, make sure it doesn't get infected by keeping it clean.

Keep us posted on how the healing progress goes.

flamingauburnmustang is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Sam's Coming Along...Side Reins/riding at the same time; How's he look? SamboStar Horse Riding Critique 5 01-29-2009 12:51 PM
Sam's got an "Old Man" 'tude SamboStar Horse Training 5 01-23-2009 12:48 PM
PLease tell me what you think of Sam's conformation! Bucky's Buddy Horse Riding Critique 10 08-18-2008 06:28 PM
Alex and Sam's Journal (I'm Alex, the horse is Sam) Bucky's Buddy Member Journals 2 08-10-2008 06:10 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome