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        01-09-2013, 01:13 AM
      #11
    Weanling
    Oops, double post!
         
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        01-09-2013, 01:14 AM
      #12
    Weanling
    So, the wound is not a puncture wound, it looks kind of like one in the pics but it's just the skin that has been ripped away by a piece of not-hot hot tape, nothing pierced his leg.
         
        01-09-2013, 03:56 AM
      #13
    Weanling
    So...I put on the honey bandage, does it look correct?

    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7fec196d.jpg

    It's the first time Luca has ever had a bandage on, but he walked perfectly with it amd doesn't seem bothered. The honey is on a pad thingy that is wrapped with the bandage, the bandage is stretchy.

    Here's another pic (from the side)
    http://i1168.photobucket.com/albums/...ps77893ca7.jpg
         
        01-09-2013, 02:49 PM
      #14
    Trained
    It looks good. The only thing I might do differently would be to add a quilted or pillow wrap to it, just so you can't pull the vet wrap bandage too tight and cut off circulation. So, if you did the bandage today, give it til Friday or Saturday to change it and follow that pattern til it heals. You'll be amazed at how quick and clean it heals up. If you notice a little greenish tinge to the pad when you pull it off for the first change, don't worry about it, bacteria can't grow in honey and it will go away by the 2nd change.
         
        01-09-2013, 06:13 PM
      #15
    Weanling
    Have you checked how deep it is? I always poke my horses boo boo's to see how deep they are, so then I know what I need to do. Wether that is to call a vet or if I can handle it on my own. My Arabian mare that I got off the track and started competing in Endurance broke her leg out in the pasture ( of course I squalled like a baby when I went looking for her and found her) but when I calmed down and called my mom and then started looking at her leg when I walked to her back end to look at it she tried to hop away. She knew that I always poked her boo boo's to make sure they were not deep. But like I told her that day I did not need to poke it. It snapped right in half and she had to be put down. The part that I hate is my mom called every vet that we knew of and no one ever called us back so my friends dad came and shot her. I hate that she had to be shot, but I could not stand there and watch her suffer anymore. That was December 2011 and I can just now talk about it without crying like a baby.The bay in the picture was my girl.
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        01-09-2013, 06:32 PM
      #16
    Foal
    I would make 100% sure that its not a puncture wound because if it is and you miss it you could be in for an even bigger vet bill. Also check out underwoods Horse medicine its the best there is and I have used it after stitches were removed on my mares leg and she has no scar!
         
        01-10-2013, 08:20 PM
      #17
    Weanling
    LeynaProof: that is so sad! I always hope that WHEN Luca dies, it will be peaceful and natural...not by euthanasia or shooting. But of course, sometimes (and quite often they just HAVE to put them down so they don't suffer anymore. I hope your horsey is running happily in equine heaven now.

    Well, Luca seems to be going GREAT! The wound is not as deep anymore and pink skin is already forming!!!! He was chasing Fleet around, too, but at least he doesn't do it too hard. What a sensible boy.

    The honey bandages are working very well. I will try to get some pics of the current wound soon! And no, it's definitely not a puncture wound
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        01-11-2013, 11:27 AM
      #18
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5    

    The honey bandages are working very well. I will try to get some pics of the current wound soon! And no, it's definitely not a puncture wound
    EXCELLENT, I'm so glad to hear this!
         
        01-14-2013, 03:35 AM
      #19
    Weanling
    Luca is doing really well. His wound is now all firm and I'm starting the exercise again. (is it okay? Right now I'm only lunging him in a walk and very short trots? ) About 10 minutes a day. He is running around again, so I think he's in no pain. We've stopped bandaging him now but we still put some honey on the wound. We're really lucky right now because the paddock that he's in right now hasn't got all those grass seeds in it that might stick in his wound (although the wound is hard and not squishy anymore). Overall progress!
         
        01-14-2013, 10:05 AM
      #20
    Trained
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by Dreamcatcher5    
    Luca is doing really well. His wound is now all firm and I'm starting the exercise again. (is it okay? Right now I'm only lunging him in a walk and very short trots? ) About 10 minutes a day. He is running around again, so I think he's in no pain. We've stopped bandaging him now but we still put some honey on the wound. We're really lucky right now because the paddock that he's in right now hasn't got all those grass seeds in it that might stick in his wound (although the wound is hard and not squishy anymore). Overall progress!
    That's wonderful to hear, that Luca is doing well. If you don't have a lot of flies or bugs, then putting honey on the wound without covering should be fine. Just keep an eye out for proud flesh, the pressure of a bandage helps to keep that down, not sure how much the honey can do on its own. Exercise should be fine, just no more than he can comfortably tolerate.
         

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