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    07-06-2014, 05:45 PM
When to wrap a cut

When do you decide its nest to wrap a cut/wound??

Amy has a pretty bad one and I can't keep flies out of it.
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    07-06-2014, 05:49 PM
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Have the vet look at it first. They'll tell you whether or not to wrap it, and show you how to do it properly.
    07-06-2014, 05:51 PM
Have you tried clear SWAT or even plain vasoline?
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    07-06-2014, 06:31 PM
Swat works well, very well actually.
    07-06-2014, 06:40 PM
Its not to deep IMO to have a vet out.. I was going out everyday cleaning it and putting triple antibiotics on it every days its covered in little flies well its been two weeks and the flesh is poking out more and is bumpy looking (I will post pictures need to take some)
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    07-06-2014, 06:48 PM
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I agree with the others, then. Try Swat, every 12-24 hours depending on how fast she rubs it off. Apply it generously- it kills the flies and can be put directly onto the wound. It worked miracles for my filly when she nearly severed her ear off right during the worst of fly season. You can put it over the triple antibiotics.
    07-06-2014, 10:06 PM
Where is the cut? If it's on the leg then I'd be concerned about proud flesh since you say it's starting to stick out and get bumpy. If it's proud flesh, Wonder Dust does a great job on that (but you probably still want to look into something like SWAT for the flies)
    07-06-2014, 10:10 PM
Its pretty bad in one statement, then its not too deep. If its 2 weeks old it doesn't really matter at this point. Any damage from wrapping or not has already been done.
    07-06-2014, 11:30 PM
Its on her lower leg.. what is proud flesh and it is pretty bad and was deep but now the flesh is sticking out and is bumpy.. but it don't seem to be healing..
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    07-06-2014, 11:40 PM
You need to get rid of the flies and definitely sounds like proud flesh. Which is definitely something to be aware of as a horse owner, they are very prone to it.

(Warning gross pic)Hints on proud flesh in the horse - Health - Horsetalk.co.nz


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