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    11-14-2012, 05:22 PM
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Trained
Scab; Pick it off or leave it on or...

Or put ointment over the top of it?

Ricci was kicked in her side/haunches last week, vet was out to clean up and cut away the skin flap. He told me to keep it moist but I haven't had a chance to apply ointment until now. So what do I do with the scab?

     
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    11-14-2012, 05:27 PM
  #2
Yearling
If it were me I would leave it, and apply your ointment if that's what the vet recommended. Is their a drainage ? If their is keep it soft, so it can drain.
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    11-14-2012, 05:28 PM
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Showing
Leave it alone. When it's ready, it'll fall off on its own.
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    11-14-2012, 05:31 PM
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Trained
Okay, thanks folks!

I will add its only a flesh wound, peeled off a few layers of skin but it's essentially just a scrape. She's no where near as sensitive as she was. She has a hematoma at the bottom of her belly. I'm not too worried about that unless someone thinks I should be?

I'll leave it alone, apply ointment if I feel I must. Thanks again!
     
    11-14-2012, 06:07 PM
  #5
Showing
The scab is nature's protection. Didn't the vet look at the hematoma?
     
    11-14-2012, 10:27 PM
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Trained
The wound was swollen when I found it. The swelling just migrated to the lowest part of her belly over the last few days.
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