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    08-06-2013, 01:16 PM
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Wound Progression- How is it coming along?

Okay, so on Saturday my Dicer got hurt in a way that I am really surprised he was able to walk away from. If you want the full story on how he got hurt (and probably a few other details) I'll do it through PM. Just because there is a lot that comes into play and it would be a REALLY long post if I posted here. And this is a wound progression thread not a rant thread.

I just want to know if I did what was right. If I should have done something different(a few things I know I should've). If itfs progressing nicely. And any suggestions anyone may have about this. Ifm still pretty worked up about it, more-so about the whole situation with which it happened and what's been surrounding it than the fact that he is hurt but that's a behind the scenes story.
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Day 1 before being washed:



Day 1 after being washed with Viodine.



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After I washed it with Viodine I slathered it with Furazone and wrapped it with a pad and vet wrap lightly. Not to compress just to cover it so it wouldnft get dirty. He also received a Tetanus shot because he was hurt on something metal. (t-post)

On the night of day 1 I went out to check it, hose it, and put more furazone on it and it looked nice and pink. Also, night of day 1 the area was swelled and he was limping a bit.

On day 2 it was apparently packed with triple antibiotic and wonder dust and he was given a shot of Penn C. No wrapping. Not my doing but that is part of the long story.


Day 3 swelling:


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Day 3 after being washed with Viodine. I have no clue what the brown stuff is in the wound?





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After, I again slathered it with furazone and put swat around it. Still swollen, short strided at the walk, off at the trot.
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Day 4 (today) washed it with viodine to get the gunk off of it. Cold hosed it.




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After I slathered it with silvadine(Sp?) and put swat around it. Still swollen a bit. Fine at the walk. Still a bit off at the trot.
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Important info:
- He has not been separated from the large field and put in the smaller field even though I wanted him to be. So he's free to run around and hurt himself even more. (Not my doing again that part comes along with the PM)

How does it look? Does it look like it's healing properly? Should I do something different? Keep doing what I'm doing?
     
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    08-06-2013, 02:23 PM
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Green Broke
You have proud flesh starting here. Powdered Alum on the proud flesh 2X a day and he will heal just fine.
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    08-06-2013, 02:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Elana    
You have proud flesh starting here. Powdered Alum on the proud flesh 2X a day and he will heal just fine.
Oh lovely. I've never had to deal with proud flesh before so I didn't know what to look for.

Ok thank you.
     
    08-06-2013, 04:23 PM
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Green Broke
You need the proud flesh to fill in the gap. Leave it alone unless it starts to get above skin level. At this point cold hosing the leg is OK but avoid getting water in the wound as it promotes proud flesh.
The swelling will go down the leg but that's to be expected.
Silvadene is awesome.
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    08-06-2013, 04:33 PM
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Yearling
Ditto. I never treat for proud flesh unless it gets above skin level. Cold hosing and yellow salve/furisone or however that's spelled both promote proud flesh.
     
    08-06-2013, 04:54 PM
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Once it has been washed and cleaned up I do not thin =k you should every put water on it again -- NEVER.

You need a small amount of proud flesh initially to fill in the gap in an open wound. Proud flesh is nature's band-aid. You will NOT get any kind of infection after proud flesh has filled in the gap. You do also not need or want Furacin after the gap is filled in. It is as bad at promoting the over-growth of proud flesh as water is.

When I have a wound filled in and covered over with proud flesh, I put 'Prouds Off' on it one day, wipe away the scab and put a think hand-cream on it the next day. I alternate back and forth. The Prouds Off makes it scab, dry up 'eats' out any proud flesh and keeps flies off. The next day, the hand cream softens it up, makes it close up more and promotes healing and hair regrowth. The next day, I wipe it off and put Prouds Off on it again. I just alternate back and forth until it is closed up enough that I get zero proud flesh and I just keep putting the hand cream on it 2 or 3 times a day. I end up with no scar, complete hair regrowth and cannot even find the old scar or cut later.

With a cut as small as this one was, I would have probably opted for DMSO with Furacin liquid in it and just started with the hand cream a day or 2 later. It probably would not have even gotten any proud flesh in it. The DMSO mixture stops all chance of infection and really slows or stop the over-growth of proud flesh. It also prevents most inflammation and swelling. I stick it in every puncture, use it on every nick or scrape and about every wound small enough to not require sutures and not a big enough flesh wound to need Underwoods.
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    08-06-2013, 04:56 PM
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Originally Posted by natisha    
You need the proud flesh to fill in the gap. Leave it alone unless it starts to get above skin level. At this point cold hosing the leg is OK but avoid getting water in the wound as it promotes proud flesh.
The swelling will go down the leg but that's to be expected.
Silvadene is awesome.
Ok great because that's what I've switched to. A friend gave me some she had left over from when her horse ripped it's shoulder open. I've heard great things about it.



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Originally Posted by Trinity3205    
Ditto. I never treat for proud flesh unless it gets above skin level. Cold hosing and yellow salve/furisone or however that's spelled both promote proud flesh.
The furazone was all I had at the time unfortunately. This morning I've switched to the Silvadene.

Ok so since the water promotes proud flesh growth should I stop washing it out? I wash it with warm water if that makes a difference?

I'm sorry for the "stupid" questions. This is the worst open injury I've ever had to deal with. And it was quite a dramatic incident :/
     
    08-06-2013, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Cherie    
Once it has been washed and cleaned up I do not thin =k you should every put water on it again -- NEVER.

You need a small amount of proud flesh initially to fill in the gap in an open wound. Proud flesh is nature's band-aid. You will NOT get any kind of infection after proud flesh has filled in the gap. You do also not need or want Furacin after the gap is filled in. It is as bad at promoting the over-growth of proud flesh as water is.

When I have a wound filled in and covered over with proud flesh, I put 'Prouds Off' on it one day, wipe away the scab and put a think hand-cream on it the next day. I alternate back and forth. The Prouds Off makes it scab, dry up 'eats' out any proud flesh and keeps flies off. The next day, the hand cream softens it up, makes it close up more and promotes healing and hair regrowth. The next day, I wipe it off and put Prouds Off on it again. I just alternate back and forth until it is closed up enough that I get zero proud flesh and I just keep putting the hand cream on it 2 or 3 times a day. I end up with no scar, complete hair regrowth and cannot even find the old scar or cut later.

With a cut as small as this one was, I would have probably opted for DMSO with Furacin liquid in it and just started with the hand cream a day or 2 later. It probably would not have even gotten any proud flesh in it. The DMSO mixture stops all chance of infection and really slows or stop the over-growth of proud flesh. It also prevents most inflammation and swelling. I stick it in every puncture, use it on every nick or scrape and about every wound small enough to not require sutures and not a big enough flesh wound to need Underwoods.
Thank you so much!

There's only a small bit of the Silvadene left so I'll run out to TSC and grab the DMSO on my way to the barn in a bit.

Ok so no more water/washing/hosing. And DMSO.

I guess I'm lucky this is the worst open injury I've had to deal with.
     
    08-06-2013, 05:18 PM
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Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Phantomcolt18    
Thank you so much!

There's only a small bit of the Silvadene left so I'll run out to TSC and grab the DMSO on my way to the barn in a bit.

Ok so no more water/washing/hosing. And DMSO.

I guess I'm lucky this is the worst open injury I've had to deal with.
Yes, you are very lucky with that minor cut. It will stay minor as long as you consistently care for as you have been.

This was an intermediate wound one of my horses suffered when he found an old septic tank and his weight busted through the top, back in middle of March.
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I could reach through the front and feel the back of his leg through the wound.



This was taken about a month ago and now there is a scab about the size of a quarter.
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Hope this gives you some encouragement.
     
    08-06-2013, 05:24 PM
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Green Broke
I used Corona in the beginning then switched over to a salve I got from a member on here that hasn't been around awhile.

I have another horse that got injured recently while unloading from the horse trailer and is being treated with the Underwoods that was mentioned earlier.

Here is his initial wound from a few weeks ago. I'll try to get you an updated pic after a couple of weeks of treatment 2-3 times a day for comparison. It looks better than the picture that is for sure. I beat myself up over this one for a couple of days for allowing it to happen by getting in too big a rush ONE TIME.

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