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    04-20-2011, 06:02 AM
At this point simba's cut has gotten worse! A circular scab formed in the middle of the cut and pus is oozing out of it.
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    04-20-2011, 09:59 AM
That's not necessarily a terribly bad thing. Sometimes wounds look worse than they really are. Flush it out with lots of clean water and a little antibacterial soap. Be sure to try to keep the wound from closing before it's healing well on the inside. That may be what happened this time - it closed over and trapped some bacteria inside the wound.

Do you have any pictures?
    04-21-2011, 06:00 AM
I had the vet come ASAP he gave Simba a series of shots including antibiotics and bandaged the wound, he says it's too swollen to stitch so he told me to spray wonder dust to keep the flies away.
    04-21-2011, 09:13 AM
Glad to hear all is okay! I had one stitched up last night...neighbors dog got under our fence and ran my yearling filly through it. Fortunately nothing a few stitches wouldn't take care of...now for the neighbor's dog, might be a different story if I catch him running my horses ever again. Pretty sure after a "neighborly discussion" they will be taking much more care to keep an eye on him.
    04-21-2011, 09:24 AM
Glad to hear your filly is alright and I hope the dogs keep out of their way...I got the same problem here, a pack of dogs running around thinking they own the place.
    04-21-2011, 09:27 AM
The Penn. Is only precaustionary to prevent infection in his body and I personally would do it. I also like Wonder Dust, and would use some kind of antibiotic ointment on it. I wouldn't wrap it, but, if he as at pasture, I would use something to protect it from getting dirt, unless you are available to clean it at least 2 times a day.
    04-21-2011, 09:30 AM
Thanks! I have 3 dogs of my own that run the farm, but they are big goofy, fun-loving hunting dogs that's main priority is cruising the pasture looking for birds not horses. Our male kurzhaar & my youngest stud are the best of friends, the dog spends more time sunbathing with Woodstock than anything else. Neighbors dog is a mean, grumpy old cuss of a chow that was looking for a horse to chase & chew on and my poor filly wasn't expecting that.
    04-21-2011, 09:34 AM
Underwoods is a great medication but can be a little awkward to use. Listen to your vet about the shots - or rather the lack of them.
    04-21-2011, 10:08 AM
I love Underwoods, yes it is a bit awkward. I can't get it locally so a good friend in CO sends me some every year for christmas lol!
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    04-22-2011, 04:31 AM
I was able to buy a bottle of wonder dust, I hope that will keep the flies away!

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