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post #1 of 14 Old 12-19-2012, 04:40 AM Thread Starter
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Small rear leg wound- How to treat?

My new horse scrambled on the horse truck before her arrival today, and it resulted in a wound on her back right leg on the inside (pictures attached)
I hosed it for about 20minutes this afternoon and flushed the wound out, tried to put manuka honey on so I could bandage it but she is unbroken, and wouldnt let me put the bandage on
How do I treat it now so that there will be minimal scarring? Let it heal on its own? Or should I be spraying something on it?
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post #2 of 14 Old 12-19-2012, 05:53 AM
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I'd just make sure no flys get to it.
And do the water therapy for a while
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post #3 of 14 Old 12-19-2012, 06:26 AM Thread Starter
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That's what I was thinking, just to flush the wound out daily. I have permetrol for flies but I didn't want to spray it too close to the wound...
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Flush the wound daily with betadine and then use Vetericyn on it every day.


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post #5 of 14 Old 12-20-2012, 03:51 AM Thread Starter
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Any other suggestions anyone??
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I would recommend calling out a vet, and seeking professional advice.
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post #7 of 14 Old 12-20-2012, 01:06 PM
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It appears to be pretty deep...I would be worried about infection. My gelding had a similar wound on his inner gaskin last year that we had sutured. Personally, I would have a vet out to inspect it.
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post #8 of 14 Old 12-20-2012, 08:57 PM
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I agree with having a vet look at it. It does appear to be a pretty deep puncture wound. Has the horse had any vaccines at all? Tetanus?
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post #9 of 14 Old 12-21-2012, 05:43 AM Thread Starter
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It's actually only about 1cm deep, but healing nice and quick!
Been hosing it out 3 times a day, spraying with iodine and putting Manuka honey on it.
She has had her yearly vaccine :)
I'm happy with her healing so far!
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post #10 of 14 Old 12-21-2012, 05:45 AM Thread Starter
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Vets said it couldn't be sutured and to keep putting the iodine spray on it
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