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post #21 of 82 Old 08-22-2010, 02:59 AM Thread Starter
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Ok, thanks.

Yep, it kinda smells, it closed over, there is heat, and his leg is double the size from his gaskin to his coronet band.

When you say scrub it do you literally mean until it opens? With a cloth or sponge?
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post #22 of 82 Old 08-22-2010, 03:03 AM
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yep, until it opens. I use a scrubby iodine thing like a sponge on one side and soft plastic bristles like a soft nailbrush on the other.
Is it okay with your vet to give him pennecillin?
Also, I'd check with the vet, by phone, before doing anything, just because the scrubbing and stuff is what I would do, but I'm definitely no vet- and I could be wrong.

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post #23 of 82 Old 08-22-2010, 03:08 AM Thread Starter
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I dont know... I'm just worried if something happens after the shot a reaction or something in his body shuts down or he cant handle it. I'll ask the vet what he thinks though. Doesn't a penicillin shot hurt?
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Nope. I had to give my old guy like a million of them over the past year. I just keep a big bottle on hand, the vet can get you one. After 2-3 days there is usually a dramatic improvement in the swelling/smelling/heat.
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post #25 of 82 Old 08-22-2010, 03:14 AM Thread Starter
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I will definately ask the vet about it.
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post #26 of 82 Old 08-22-2010, 12:53 PM
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What did the vet do when he first looked at Sam? He didn't give him a shot then? (Btw, Sam look Amazing for his age. Beautiful top line.)
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post #27 of 82 Old 08-23-2010, 03:29 PM
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Sam is stunning!
He looks so good for his age.
You can tell you guys take really good care of him :)

his cut doesn't look as bad as I thought it was going to look like,however you mentioned it was deep. I,personally wouldn't put furazone on his leg. We did with out colt and he got proud flesh so now we are treating it with caustic and that stuff can be nasty...don't want to breath it in or anything.Don't know if it's the same as wonder dust. Also instead of bandaging it you can get this type of stuff that acts like a bandage...we have it and it works well...well this is simiular...we got our's from the vet.

Alu Shield Aersol Bandage


Good luck!

If there is heat open it up so fluids can drain out...you might want to apply pressure to see if there is pus the comes out of it...and clean it with saline...it's sterile so it's better to clean with :)...We use a syringe and squirt the saline into the wound and the pressure of it coming out gets the debris out really really well.
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post #28 of 82 Old 08-23-2010, 06:57 PM Thread Starter
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^^^Thanks, I might get some of that.

What I've been doing is rinsing it with water, then I put furazone to cover it, then I put some wonder dust on it. At the end of the day I hose it off again and just put wonder dust on it. Because wonder dust will stop the proud flesh, but furazone has something in it that I was told was really good. Once it starts to heal I will switch to carbolic salve (sp.). I was told that works really well for horses.

How does that sound?

I'm scared to open it a bit because it will hurt him.

Thanks!!

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To the above post Pro, would you rather him be in a little bit of pain? Or have the possibility of a horrible infection in his leg that you can't properly deal with because of his age?

I too recommend rinsing it with saline with a syringe. I've seen it work wonders several times to get debris out. :)

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post #30 of 82 Old 08-23-2010, 09:03 PM
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i would not use wonder dust
I use hibitane :)

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