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  • What will happen if i leave a tail bandage on a horse too long
  • Sores on the tail from bandage

 
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    11-15-2010, 07:09 PM
  #1
Foal
tail damage!

I'm hoping someone can help my pony has severe damage to her tail from a tail bandage I left on to long.What started as a small sore got infected and within days turned into a large open wound which goes right round her tail in the crease and also has resulted in the loss of all her tail hair.I've had the vet four times in one week and he has given a course of antibiotics and painkillers,i have also been cleaning it twice a day with dilute hibiscrub and applying cream supplied by the vet.I've managed to clear the infection but the wounds don't seem to be healing especially on the underside of her tail.has anyone experienced this type of wound before and does anyone know of anything else I could be doing to aid the healing process (creams ointments etc) any advice would be gratefully appreciated
     
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    11-15-2010, 07:16 PM
  #2
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by anni    
I'm hoping someone can help my pony has severe damage to her tail from a tail bandage I left on to long.What started as a small sore got infected and within days turned into a large open wound which goes right round her tail in the crease and also has resulted in the loss of all her tail hair.I've had the vet four times in one week and he has given a course of antibiotics and painkillers,i have also been cleaning it twice a day with dilute hibiscrub and applying cream supplied by the vet.I've managed to clear the infection but the wounds don't seem to be healing especially on the underside of her tail.has anyone experienced this type of wound before and does anyone know of anything else I could be doing to aid the healing process (creams ointments etc) any advice would be gratefully appreciated
You are doing the best you can for now and you are going to have to wait and see. Her tail may end up falling off as others have posted on here. Tail bandage can cut off the curculation quickly and as you see it can be a big problem
     
    11-15-2010, 07:18 PM
  #3
Green Broke
I wonder since she hasn't yet lost her tail if some treatments like leaches or something could get the blood flowing to the rest of her tail and maybe prevent it from dieing. You might try an internet search on something like that although it might be too late
     
    11-15-2010, 07:30 PM
  #4
Foal
The vet is quite confident that her tail still has good bloodflow and thinks that the last week has seen a vast improvment i've got him coming again tomorrow so fingers crossed for good news.This has been a really upsetting time I put the tail bandage on to stop her rubbing in her stable overnight and have caused all this trauma to my lovely girl
     
    11-16-2010, 05:31 PM
  #5
Banned
I don't have any experience with this, but just wanted to let you know about this :
Professional Choice Tail Wrap - Wraps & Quilts from SmartPak Equine

Just for future reference, when you have one that rubs. I am sorry you are having to go through this, and learn the hard way.

You are very lucky to have caught it early and hopefully will be able to save her tail! There are some other threads on here where some have not been so lucky.
     
    11-16-2010, 05:54 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by ImagineThat    
I don't have any experience with this, but just wanted to let you know about this :
Professional Choice Tail Wrap - Wraps & Quilts from SmartPak Equine

Just for future reference, when you have one that rubs. I am sorry you are having to go through this, and learn the hard way.

You are very lucky to have caught it early and hopefully will be able to save her tail! There are some other threads on here where some have not been so lucky.
What would keep that style from being put on to tight?
     
    11-16-2010, 06:36 PM
  #7
Foal
Vet has been today and thankfully he is happy we're still not out of the woods yet but he says there is a vast improvment more antibiotics,and he is coming again friday to remove some dead skin so fingers crossed.
     

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