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  • Treatment of small cut on leg horse
  • Should i bother equine tetanus vaccine

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    12-02-2009, 01:50 PM
Small Cut On leg

Hey everyone.

Well when I went to go feed the horses.
I looked at indigo and saw he has some blood down his ankle ( I don't want to use an technical words in case I get them wrong, but I believe the hock)
Anyways... I looked closely and noticed it was just a small nic, I was suprised how much it could have let bleed, but it looked dry, now im curious,,, I don't have really anything to apply to it other than hydrogen peroxide which I don't really want to use and Polysporn,, human things.
I still need to assemble a horse emergency kit.
I was thinking of applying water to it, but he is turned out 24/7 and we don't have a barn, im afraid it could freeze his leg lool, since it snowed about a foot or more yesterday,
Im going to try and hunt down what had caused him to get this scratch, anyways any advice ?
I would also like to clean up the blood abit... any ideas ?
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    12-02-2009, 02:09 PM
Some peroxide would clean it off. That was what we used at the vet's office to clean up blood. You could use cotton balls to apply it so that its not a huge wet spot.
    12-02-2009, 02:14 PM
I always have Corona in my tack room for scrapes and nicks. I use it for my dog as well.
    12-02-2009, 02:28 PM
Thanks Everyone.
I will use some peroxide.
I found out that he just got his cut on ice, my dad will be buying a tetnus shot for him friday.. is it really nescessary ?
He said that if its from metal than he would need one, now that I know its from ice he wont be needing one,
    12-02-2009, 02:38 PM
Having a tetanus shot before he needs it is better then needing one after he gets cut.
    12-02-2009, 02:41 PM
Im not sure if he had a tetnus shot before, he was a rescue horse.. I got him from the auction from the meat buyers.
He still has his Canine's in ! So it is obvious that the people who owned him in the past don't really know much about horses ! I was thinking he would have them already tooken out along time ago since he is 21 or 12.
    12-02-2009, 02:43 PM
Originally Posted by TwisterRush    
He still has his Canine's in ! So it is obvious that the people who owned him in the past don't really know much about horses ! I was thinking he would have them already tooken out along time ago since he is 21 or 12.
Wolf teeth?

Our vets will take them out if requested but if they are not bothering the horse - there is no need.
    12-02-2009, 02:55 PM
Yes, wolf teeth.

We get them tooken out, so it doesnt bother them and also when they take the bit, so it doesnt hurt them.
He will get them tooken out, when he get's his teeth floated.
    12-02-2009, 10:02 PM
Polysporin is safe to use on horses, in a pinch. It's just more expensive than salves packaged for horses or other livestock. I like to use Ichthammol, it' s brown and sticky and stinky, but it's a great multi-purpose salve. Helps draw out abscesses and infections and can be used on most parts of the body (aside from mucous memebranes and eyeballs, of course) .

I second the tetanus shot, that's probably the most important shot you can give-horses are just too accident prone to go without one around our human things (metal, enclosed areas, etc), besides the fact that tetanus germs live on all surfaces, not just metal. Most of the time it's no big deal, until you get a nasty pucnture wound, and you can't predict that.
    12-02-2009, 10:25 PM
Alright :)
Thank you

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