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    09-18-2008, 04:36 AM
  #11
Foal
Things I always make sure to have are Quickheal, that powder that stops the bleeding (cannot think of the name), gauze, wrap, betadine and a tube of bute.
     
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    09-18-2008, 07:52 AM
  #12
Yearling
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I also saw this stuff, Corona (i think that's the spelling) is that any good?
I don't really like the corona for cuts or anything like that but it's worked wonders on my tb's hooves. Just rub a little into the coronary band and after a week or two I saw that my tb's hooves were much healthier looking.
     
    09-18-2008, 09:05 AM
  #13
Yearling
Wonder dust and all the topical proud flesh treatments that are sold over the counter are caustic substances---they destroy cells/tissue. And they aren't selective, they will destroy healthy tissue as quickly as exuberant granulation tissue (proud flesh) thus they must be used carefully and only when proud flesh is present or you end up slowing wound healing. A better choice is to simply use substances on the wound that are non-irritating, protect the wound from external irritants (flies, contamination and MOVEMENT). Then if proud flesh starts developing, treat it immediately with a topical ointment that contains both and antibiotic and a steroid. This will make the body heal normally rather than trying to heal quick and sloppy to stop the constant irritation to the wound.

Many of the products that "have been used for years": we now know to actually slow wound healing and promote proud flesh--including nitrofurazone.The best option in most cases is simple triple antibiotic ointment in most cases according to the information presented at the AAEP meeting a couple of years ago. This type of ointment actually prevents infection and promotes an environment in the wound that is conducive to good wound healing.

On the topic of wound care, here are a couple of good articles:
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=6543
http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle.aspx?ID=10499
     
    09-18-2008, 01:20 PM
  #14
Trained
Thank you so much for the articles Ryle. I have joined that website so I can read all the articles :)

So far, my list contains:
Farnam Furall Wound Spray
Betadine Solution
MTG
Swat
Saline Solution
Triple Antibiotic ointment
Ichammol
Horseman's Dream

I have vet-wrap, and can pick up guaze at shop rite along with those plastic gloves too.

I was thinking about getting a thermometer. I've seen the digital ones in horse catalogs. Are those just the same as ones used on humans? Or are the horse ones longer? Can I use a human thermometer?

Vega was moved to a different pasture yesterday (with my permission) and this morning she was in a fight and has some bite marks and cuts on her. I have NOT seen her yet, but am going up there shortly. I'm heading to the tack shop before hand to pick up stuff.

My BO already put ointment on her cuts and stuff, and she said it's not serious enough to call a vet. So i'm relieved about that.

Should I clean off all her cuts and put stuff I get on her? Or should I just leave it as it is right now?

How often should you apply stuff to cuts/scrapes? Or does it depend on the wound?
     
    09-18-2008, 01:48 PM
  #15
Yearling
One of my favourite products is Cothivet.

http://www.calvetsupply.com/index.as...ROD&ProdID=667

The stuff is amazing, It's a bit expensive but you only need a squirt or two for a couple of days. The herbs seem to deflect fly's as well.
     
    09-18-2008, 01:50 PM
  #16
Showing
Actually, make sure your horse is OK with the spray. My paint tolerates when I put cream on her, but she hates the wound spray (she's fine with fly spray though). May be because it's colder, who know...
     
    09-18-2008, 01:50 PM
  #17
Trained
Thanks!

It seems like a good product. Hopefully the tack shop will have it.
     
    09-18-2008, 01:54 PM
  #18
Yearling
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Originally Posted by appylover31803
I was thinking about getting a thermometer. I've seen the digital ones in horse catalogs. Are those just the same as ones used on humans? Or are the horse ones longer? Can I use a human thermometer?

Vega was moved to a different pasture yesterday (with my permission) and this morning she was in a fight and has some bite marks and cuts on her. I have NOT seen her yet, but am going up there shortly. I'm heading to the tack shop before hand to pick up stuff.

My BO already put ointment on her cuts and stuff, and she said it's not serious enough to call a vet. So i'm relieved about that.

Should I clean off all her cuts and put stuff I get on her? Or should I just leave it as it is right now?

How often should you apply stuff to cuts/scrapes? Or does it depend on the wound?
A human digital thermometer is fine. It's suggested that you attach a string to the end, horse have been known to suck them into the anus.

If the wounds are clean just apply whatever you pick as your ointment. Depending on the wound, once or twice a day is fine. If she gets some dirt in there from rolling or such lightly hose, dry and reapply. Keep hosing of cuts to a minimum, it actually slows the healing process.

Talking about thermometers and such, it's a good idea to have your horse's regular vitals written down so that it's easy for you to know when she's off. Take them over a course of a couple of days prior to eating and work.
     
    09-18-2008, 01:57 PM
  #19
Yearling
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Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Actually, make sure your horse is OK with the spray. My paint tolerates when I put cream on her, but she hates the wound spray (she's fine with fly spray though). May be because it's colder, who know...
LOL, mine make a face as well. I just tell them to suck it up!!!!
     
    09-18-2008, 01:58 PM
  #20
Trained
Quote:
Originally Posted by kitten_Val
Actually, make sure your horse is OK with the spray. My paint tolerates when I put cream on her, but she hates the wound spray (she's fine with fly spray though). May be because it's colder, who know...
I will make sure of that.
She's fine with my spraying fly spray on her, and hosing her off, among other things, but I will see how she reacts.
     

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