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post #1 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 08:02 PM Thread Starter
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Superficial scrape

Ri has a scrape on his hip (from his tree incident). I've been spraying it with woundkote and putting SWAT on it. I was just wandering if anyone had suggestions on a better way to care for it... (bring the hair back quicker...)
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 08:50 PM
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I would just keep it clean. If it were my horse, I wouldn't be terribly worried about scars, as long as it's not the face, lol. At least you would have a good story to go with it. =] Chances are it won't scar though, horses have a pretty good tendency to grow hair back. You can use MTG to help the hair grow, but I don't know about putting it on an open wound, it might have to heal a little more first...

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That "boo boo" looks a lot like the ones the daughter's stallion gave my new gelding when we first got him. I just cleaned it up and kept an eye on it. We were giving DJ a bath today and I noticed that the hair was really coming in well. I was so pleased. I'd wouldn't try to over treat your horse's "boo boo." It should heal up and hair over in a couple of months.

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post #4 of 10 Old 08-09-2009, 11:44 PM
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Aero finds new things to scrape herself on all the time - I swear, I'm going to have to wrap her in bubble wrap. Anyway, we do exactly what you are doing and she has yet to have a scar that didn't heal nicely and hair-over fairly quickly.
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post #5 of 10 Old 08-10-2009, 07:21 AM
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You're probably doing the best thing right now, farmpony. I usually use a dab of store-brand Neosporin directly on the wound, and a smear of Bag Balm over that until the spot isn't raw anymore, then leave it open and let the air hit it. The woundkote and SWAT accomplishes the same thing as the stuff I use, though.

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post #6 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 12:08 PM
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If you want hair back quicker, you can look into dermagel. It's a miracle in a bottle. It's a little expensive but man, it WORKS. Ask you vet about it. It claims on the label to bring back hair in the original colour, and so far that has been my experience.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 12:14 PM
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She must be related to my filly. I swear she LOOKS for things to scrap herself on. Recently it was her face. Ack! I can't wait for it to heal. Luckily they are just minor scrapes and nothing major!

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Aero finds new things to scrape herself on all the time - I swear, I'm going to have to wrap her in bubble wrap. Anyway, we do exactly what you are doing and she has yet to have a scar that didn't heal nicely and hair-over fairly quickly.
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post #8 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 03:26 PM
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Cothivet. This stuff is amazing. This page says you need to get it from a vet, but you can buy it on line. Always keep a bottle in the first aid kit.

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post #9 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 03:28 PM
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Ouchies! It looks more painful than it probably is. I say just keep doing what you're doing and it'll heal over pretty quickly.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-11-2009, 09:31 PM
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Don't feel too bad. At least it's on his back end. Timmy got this huge scrap on his forehead. I have no idea how he got it, especially since he was wearing a fly mask, which does provide at least a little bit of protection. It went from his ear to the middle of his face in a diagonal line. I was like, Great now you messed up your cute little face. But it is surprisingly growing back hair in a little as a month. Probably won't even notice it after a while.

Just keep it clean and, the hair should grown back on it's own. But MTG will help speed the process. I wouldn't put it on until it is healed all the way.
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