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post #1 of 12 Old 04-27-2008, 06:21 PM Thread Starter
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what can I do? (warning...pretty nasty pictures)

Well stupid Sonny disliked his fly mask so much that he rubbed his head on the fence to get it off...but while he did that he tore a big chunk of his skin off. The part is still connected there, but it's really deep.

It doesn't seem to bother him at all...it's not sensitive, but I wanted to know if there was anything I could put on it to help it heal quickly..

Also the pice of skin that was ripped off is kinda just hanging there...it's still connected...will it just fall off after it heals? Is it something I should try to pull off? Or should I get a vet and have her remove it?

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Pretty nasty looking, isn't it? Poor Sonny
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post #2 of 12 Old 04-27-2008, 06:59 PM
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Its kinda hard to see from the pics... I think I'd ask someone that can actually be there and get their eyes on it. You'll need to keep it clean (flys are comming on!) When in doubt.. Call the vet! It would totally suck if he got an infection!

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The pics are kinda blurry, but poor Sonny! :( Just try keeping it clean & if that doesn't work, then call the vet. ;)

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Its kinda hard to see from the pics... I think I'd ask someone that can actually be there and get their eyes on it. You'll need to keep it clean (flys are comming on!) When in doubt.. Call the vet! It would totally suck if he got an infection!
it's not bleeding anymore...it must have happened on Thursday...I put some cream on it that the barn owner said to put on it...can't remember the name or anything but I know it had Aloe Vera in and it was kinda a sea-blueish color.

I wasn't sure if there was something else I could put on it...I don't believe MTG is for cuts or anything.

If it was infected I would think it would be really sensitive to touch..I could press on it, tug on it a little bit...and all he'd be is "and this is supposed to do what? Now lemme alone and let me eat my hay"
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AWW I feel bad for him hopefully it will heal fast!

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Keep it clean, if the skin is dead it will fall off on its own - or you can pull it off if it isn't too big and looks like it should come off. If it isn't healing back into place, and is just a flap of skin, pull it off. Keep the wound very clean, and although I can't remember the name of the topical cream, keep putting it on, it sounds like SWAT or something of the equivalent, which will encourage healing, is antiseptic, and will keep flies away.


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Any time one of our kids gets and injury like that where the skin is still attached, I try to get the flap to heal back over the wound. I use Tri-care by Farnum. Great stuff. It looks like this: http://www.farnamhorse.com/product.p...598&key=300002

Its pretty common at a lot of tack/supply places or you could order it online. I keep a couple of tubes handy at all times.
To bad he didn't like his fly mask :( Don't feel alone though mine all rub them off too, so I quit using them.
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post #8 of 12 Old 04-28-2008, 11:34 AM
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Dermagel is great for wounds. Heals them up super fast and keeps bugs and infections away. The wound really doesn't look that bad to me, but I would try to pull the hanging peice of skin off. Hopefully it works out.
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I tried pulling it off, but Sonny was kinda fussy today due to the rain...so he wouldn't let me. The vet is coming out in 1-2 weeks for shots and coggins so I'll see what she thinks I should do.

The thing I've been putting on it is Horseman's Dream

This stuff

It doesn't bother him at all, so I'm not too worried about it...though he hates me putting the cream on him
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I've never heard of this stuff, so I can't let you know how good it is. Sorry! :)

I hope it works for you and I'm sure it'll be fine.
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