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        05-01-2008, 04:56 PM
    Sonny's cut again

    Okay last Sunday Sonny's cut was scabbing up so I thought that was a good's starting to heal, and should be fully healed in maybe another week or two.
    I've still been putting the Horseman's Dream on it.

    As usual I put the horseman's dream on, rode Sonny around for a while, then re-groomed him, and brought him back out to his pasture.

    After I was done riding another horse, I went down to yell at Sonny because he was weaving, and when he stopped (he stopped when he saw me) so I went over and just checked his wound again. Well I noticed all the greenish horseman's dream was gone. So I put my finger on it, and seemed to be bleeding....

    I got some SWAT and some fly repelant lotion (for his face), and the vet is coming on Tuesday for shots so I'm going to have her take a look at it....
    What else can I do in the mean time? The flys are attacking him, and I try my best to get the fly spray on his head with a towel, but he won't hold still for it.

    I can't stall him until Tuesday, he'd never forgive me if I did that.

    So....any suggestions?
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        05-01-2008, 04:57 PM
    How big is the cut?
        05-01-2008, 05:05 PM
    I'd say probably 2-3 centimeters long....1-1.5ish centimeters wide...and maybe half a centimeter thick.

    If the vet says he needs stitches, he will be getting the stitches on Tuesday when she's out...but I want to know what I can do till Tuesday

    Edit: the more I think of the size...the longer I think it is...I think the length of it is closer to an inch and the width more like half an inch....but again I'm HORRIBLE at estimating lengths
        05-01-2008, 05:07 PM
    If you have some vetwrap and some gauze, you can clean the wound, apply some fresh antibacterial disinfectant, and wrap it up. If you make it tight enough it should stay put for a few days.
        05-01-2008, 05:11 PM
    Originally Posted by tim
    If you have some vetwrap and some gauze, you can clean the wound, apply some fresh antibacterial disinfectant, and wrap it up. If you make it tight enough it should stay put for a few days.
    he takes everything off...he got his cut from trying to take his fly mask off. I've put his fly mask on as tight as I could get it without cutting off circulation, and he still took it off (causing the wound he has now).

    I can try wrapping it, but I don't think he'll keep it on at all....also another problem is, is that it's fairly close to his mouth, and I'm thinking that if I wrap it, it might restrict him from eating.
        05-02-2008, 12:28 AM
    I agree with tim.
    He is in a stall right? What about tieing him up for a bit, and give the cut a chance to heal. In the mean time, just keep applying the fly repelant, and try to keep it clean.
        05-02-2008, 12:49 AM
    Yeah, just try your best to keep it clean. :)
        05-02-2008, 01:17 AM
    N keep those flies off... haha sorry im just adding
        05-02-2008, 03:35 AM
    What about gauze, vet wrap, then slinky?
        05-02-2008, 10:17 AM
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    Isnt the cut underneath is jaw? I don't think you can wrap that and I think you only have like a 5 hour window for stitches before old skin starts to die off. It probably looks alot worse than it is, I assume you've removed the flymask all together since it is what rubbed him raw... I think is what I read before...

    It takes a week or two for that stuff to heal over. Clean it good one time, put your ointment and swat on it and then let it scab over. You are going to want to clean it everyday because it's going to look like it has crap in it, but don't, let it scab over, keep putting medicine and swat on it but let it heal. It wont heal overnight. It's just in a really bad spot.

    What is that spray stuff called? That turns the fur bright green or yellow? That would be better fro that then something gooey because the bugs will get all stuck in the gooey and he'll rub it off... is it just a spray version of furisone? And then put the swat on everyday.... that's my suggestion. He will heal... you mentioned width and length, is it deep?

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