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post #1 of 6 Old 08-17-2012, 08:37 PM Thread Starter
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Young Horse Bite Wounds

Hello Everyone!

I recently purchased a 3 year old Arab cross who is currently being introduced to our heard of OTTB's. We have one Percheron who was a stallion until he was 13 - he's currently 23 - who really started picking on my little Koda!

He's learning how to be part of the herd and I know that these things take time. None of the bites on him go through the dermis but they are quite ugly looking. I am cleaning and applying various essential oils on the wounds.

I was wondering if anyone has some secret wound healing/ anti-scar treatment that works especially well. I don't care if these things scar or not but honestly I would prefer they didn't.

Aslo, he has an old bite mark? on his back that has left a mark - are there any treatments that help regrow hair/ reduce old scars.

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post #2 of 6 Old 08-18-2012, 02:35 AM
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MTG works like a charm for hair regrowth.

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post #3 of 6 Old 08-18-2012, 05:26 AM
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Yep. MTG for hair growth. But first, while the wound is healing, I would use a topical spray like BluKote. Horses are pretty resilient for healing with just mother nature.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-18-2012, 07:50 AM
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I would not use harsh drying wound sprays or antibiotics on a wound that has not broken through the skin and is not infected. If it has scabbed up, Corona (pure Lanolin) or Bag Balm works great to keep it soft, get the scab off and encourage it to hair up quickly. Any way you do it, you should not get a scar if the skin was not broken.

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post #5 of 6 Old 08-21-2012, 12:22 PM Thread Starter
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Now he just suffered a bite that went though and theres bleeding. Its on his nose, are most products safe for his face too?
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post #6 of 6 Old 08-21-2012, 04:26 PM
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Can you separate them & give the new guy a buddy who won't beat him up?
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