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    10-25-2008, 09:53 AM

Has anyone ever used sugardine to draw out an abscess, I have been struggling with a lame horse for 3 weeks now I have tried all sorts of things, but can't get an abscess to come out. Now, on his sole, there appears to be a "bump" that wasn't there before, so I thought I might try sugardine in a poultice to see if I can get it to "pop". Has anyone had any success with this mixture?
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    10-25-2008, 12:18 PM
Sugardine is sugar or honey mixed with Betadine and increases the rate of healing, promotes healthy drainage, and reduces the amount of scarring of open wounds and draining abscesses. I highly recommend it and it works wonders on thrush as well.
    10-25-2008, 01:06 PM
Originally Posted by irisheyes12    
Sugardine is sugar or honey mixed with Betadine and increases the rate of healing, promotes healthy drainage, and reduces the amount of scarring of open wounds and draining abscesses. I highly recommend it and it works wonders on thrush as well.
How would you use it for thrush? Soaking it? Or mix it in a bucket and apply with a brush?
Also, how much sugar and how much betadine?
    10-25-2008, 01:30 PM
Sugardine is sugar and betadine solution and it works well for fungal hoof issues. I make a paste out of it so play with it. I then put that on either the sole to cover or on a gauze pad then apply to the sole. Cover and wrap with vet wrap followed by a duct tape boot to hold it all on. You can keep that on for 24 hours or til the boot falls off.

Another good way to deal with a stubborn abscess is to soak in ACV(apple cider vinegar). I like to slip an old sock over the hoof(split to fit) then put the hoof in a hoof boot of some kind. Then pour the ACV in and the sock helps hold the liquid on the hoof as sometimes abscesses want to exit higher. You can do that full strength to half ACV half water. Test for skin sensitivity if you do use it full strength. Do that for up to 4 hours and it often will resolve the abscess.
    10-25-2008, 03:31 PM
I once seen this mixture of sugar and betadine used
For a huge cut on a horse, they packed the injury and then wrapped it.

It was on APL. Miami rescue place.
    10-25-2008, 06:30 PM
Well I made the sugardine paste and packed his sole with it, then a wrapped 2 diapers around his hoof, covered with a plastic bag and duct taped it all up - - I'll leave it on for 48 hrs and see what happens-fingers crossed!!
    10-27-2008, 01:48 PM
Green Broke
I've never heard of sugardine - - i've always used icthammol

I'm interested to see how it works!
    10-27-2008, 02:14 PM
His hoof seems to be bothering him more since I put on the poultice, it's been on just shy of 48 hrs, I'm taking it off tonight. A new farrier is coming to see him tomorrow, Jack Millman, I hear he is quite well known in farrier circles and is really good, so I hope he can make some recommendations. I feell so sad for my Rusty
    10-27-2008, 03:38 PM
Green Broke
Might be that the abcess is now coming to a head

Good luck!
    10-27-2008, 03:44 PM
O please, please, please I hope so!!!!!!!

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