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post #1 of 24 Old 12-29-2009, 07:41 AM Thread Starter
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SOS leg wound..

Okay so 2 fridays ago my horse some how managed to cut her leg. The vet said that it was a puncture that turned into a tear. So she had to cut the skin flap off that was below the cut since it would have "died" anyway. She todl me to put fura-zone (bright yellow stuff) on it and then bandage it and wrap it, and change it every other day. So I was doing that up until this past saturday when my friend came out with me and said it started to look like proud flesh was starting to grow, so we put wonder dust on it and wraped it again. The problem that I've been having throughout this past week was that the bandage would continually slip, and im not jsut talking about the track wrap and cotton, the whole thing would. So everytime I would unwrap it I would have to pull the whit cotton wrap off of the wound...which obviously isnt good at all. So 2 days ago I removed the wrap again to change it/see if had slipped and it had, so I put wonder dust on it and left it unwraped and went out to check it yesterday. The wonder dust had hardened on the wound, so im not really sure what I should do. I didnt want to jsut pick off the scab like thing in case that would really hurt it. And I know picking off a scab cause hurt the tissue and cause new tissue to not grow/stop growing. I did apply more wonder dust though.

So now im asking what should I do? The swelling has come back since I havent wrapped it too. Please help! I probably sound like a terrible horse owner but I just don't know anything about having to treat wounds and stuff like that!

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I am no expert...but I think you should call your vet and ask her what you should do

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i am no expert...but I think you should call your vet and ask her what you should do
I agree...swelling can be caused by many things.

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post #4 of 24 Old 12-29-2009, 09:59 AM
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You should never apply wonder dust more then once to a wound and you want it to dry and harden. You arent really supposed to be wrapping a cut after you apply wonder dust. Its gritty, youll just irritate the wound if the wrap moves around. You should probably have been using a carbon bandage over the wound. It prevents proud flesh and keeps the wound clean. And you should have called the vet before you started treating it yourself, because as you said, you havent really done this before.
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i am no expert...but I think you should call your vet and ask her what you should do
I third this!
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Call your vet, you can definitely do more harm than good by self treating especially since you have no knowledge of horse first aid.

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post #7 of 24 Old 12-29-2009, 10:11 AM
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Furazone is now known to slow healing and promote proud flesh. It shouldn't be used on a leg wound. Rather a plain triple antibiotic ointment is recommended for most wounds by the veterianarians who are involved in wound healing studies.

If your bandage is slipping, you need to have your vet out to show you how ot wrap it so that it won't. And if you aren't confining your horse to limit movement you should be.

Wonderdust is a caustic substance and needs to be used with care. Caustic substances will destroy any tissue they come into contact with--proud flesh or normal, healthy tissues. For this reason, they can slow healing and should only be applied to proud flesh. In a wound where proud flesh is just starting to form, a better choice is to use a combination of steroid and antibiotic cream. This will ****** the formation of proud flesh without damaging the normal healing tissues.

It sounds like you need to have your vet out to recheck the area and show you how to bandage it so that the bandage won't slip and possibly get you a cream to prevent proud flesh.

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I guess the question is where is it on the leg? I think we're all assuming its some place that's the same size all around, but it could very well be some place awkward.

Other than that, I agree with everything said above.
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I guess the question is where is it on the leg? I think we're all assuming its some place that's the same size all around, but it could very well be some place awkward.
There are ways to wrap to keep bandages just about every where on the leg.
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Definitely call your vet! I went through some pretty bad leg injuries with my Appy mare and had to learn a TON of ways to wrap legs lol! Depending on where it is will help with how to wrap it, but on a medical standpoint definitely call your vet and ask!

My mare's gash was right below her front knee so we ended up doing a "spider" wrap and it never budged! There are a ton of wraps that will stay a lot better tan just normal cotton with a standing wrap over it.
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