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post #1 of 7 Old 08-12-2008, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Sore on horses knee

I bought a horse about a month and a half ago, and he had a small abrasion on the outside of his left knee. The previous owner said he was at another barn, and that the sore was caused by some metal---kind of like a rug-burn on a human. She told me to put Furo salve on it a couple times a day, and it would go away. Well, it hasn't---although, I have been lax with the applications due to a lot going on in our family lately---a death, vacation, etc. I'm pretty worried about this sore, although it is causing my horse no apparent discomfort, and is not infected or anything. It just seems to be bigger, and it does have a scab over it. Should I just continue with the furo salve, I don't really like to mess around too much with it, because I don't want to make it worse inadvertantly. I do plan to make completely sure I apply the salve at least twice daily from now on.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-12-2008, 10:58 AM
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How big is bigger?

If there's no heat and it doesn't look to be infected, keep it clean with a gentle hosing and keep applying the cream. I'm not familiar with Furo, but any antibiotic cream will do. Triple Polysporin will work as well.
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post #3 of 7 Old 08-12-2008, 12:34 PM Thread Starter
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It's about the size of a fifty cent piece, and not even twice as big as it was. I just get very nervous about wounds.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-13-2008, 12:03 AM
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A scab thats only gotten bigger in the month and a half you've had him? I'm thinking it's probably not a sore but possibly Scratches. I've never seen Scratches on their knees (it usually affects their pastern or fetlock area) but I think I heard somewhere it can affect any of their joint areas.
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-13-2008, 07:53 AM Thread Starter
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Do you have any more info. on that? I have never heard of that before. Also, it has not only gotten bigger in circumference, but is also thicker---do you know what I mean? It almost looks like it could be a tumor or cyst. :(

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post #6 of 7 Old 08-13-2008, 07:54 AM
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Like the others said if the leg isn't warm or doesn't appear infected I would just keep it clean & putting anti-biotic on it. As far as it getting bigger is it in a place that "moves" alot? You say knee if he lays down and moves around on it alot it might just be the fact that its in an easy irritated place!

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post #7 of 7 Old 08-13-2008, 08:14 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, it is right on the outside of his left front knee-joint, and he pulls the scab off whenever he rolls around on the ground. He doesn't really take much notice of it at all, and it is not warm to the touch, nor does it have any pus or drainage at all. I just worry a lot about things like this.

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