Duchess's barb wire injury, ugh....

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    07-01-2009, 06:33 PM
Duchess's barb wire injury, ugh....

So while I was in texas duchess decided to jump out of her pen and on her way over, sliced her leg on barb wire, I dam barb wire to hell, anyways its been a little over two weeks, and this is what it looks like. It was just a flap of flesh that was about donw to that "bump-ish" area before the hoof starts. It should of had stiches, but by the time she was found it was too late. So my questions, is there proud flesh growing on it? Should this be more healed then it is, I mean it was bad like I said it was a flap and should of had stiches, but should this be further along then it is? She is not in a stall she is in her pen, so she is moving around and occasionally will buck and trot, could this be causing it to heal slower? SHould she be put on stall rest? With how this cut looks how much longer do you think it will take to heal? Any suggestions on different care I could give the cut would be appreciated, like if there is some special stuff to make it heal faster or what not. I am cleaning it every day, cold hosing, scrrubing it with bedadine, and putting neo sporn on it, and a maxi pad (yes a womans pad) over the cut then wrapping it with vet wrap. Does this sound good or should I be doing more with different things? And then I threw in one picture of how fat she is getting since I am not working her, I don't want to make the cut worse, but should I start maybe riding her at just a walk for a little bit or just leave her be? O and its not as wide as it looks, these are close up photos, so it looks wider than it is.
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    07-01-2009, 06:42 PM
I don't know that I would wrap it... it probably will need air to heal (call the vet is my suggestion on that). The water therapy is probably going to be the best thing for it though.
    07-01-2009, 06:43 PM
Make sure you let it air out for a few hours. It helps a scab develop. Its just like when you wear a band-aid too long. As long as you are cleaning it every day it should prevent infection. Hydrogen peroxide usually does the job too. But Betadine works well. I like to use I think its called "heal-a-wound" you can buy it at your co-op and also works very well.

After the wound is fully healed and the scab falls off I would reccomend using mtg for hair regrowth. After using it for about 2 or 3 weeks you wont even know she had a scar there.
    07-01-2009, 07:01 PM
Yucky!!!! Rowdy got a smalll cut on the back of his fetlock, it was about an inch wide and and inch long. What I did was get a ragang and tie it kind of tight,(that is only if it bleeds). I would say put her in a stall a a week or two, and then you just walking her around not let her go in the pasture where she can trot, gllop, buck, etc.
Definitely wrap it with vet wrap. But put paper towel bath tissue or somthing inder the vet wrap so it doesnt rub the cut. But let it develop a scab first and then wrap it. MAke sure like ever day you take that wrap of and put a new one on. But I would wrap it so it deosnt get an infection.

The cut will look better everyday if you put her in stall rest for a week or two. I think it will be healed mabey in a month or two mabey?

Try putting lotgen cream on it before you wrap

It should have been flushed and sutured, most likely. It's important to keep it cleaned out so anaerobic infection doesn't develop...I'd pour hydrogen peroxide in, or if you have syringes, remove the needle and squirt it in. You should get the vet out for a tetanus booster, and for advice on what treatment to use on the wound...swat is fine in the meantime.
If the babred wire was rusty make sure to get a tetanus booster.

See, this stuff always happens when there is babred wire for horse fencing
    07-01-2009, 07:47 PM
"it should have been flushed and sutured, most likely. It's important to keep it cleaned out so anaerobic infection doesn't develop...I'd pour hydrogen peroxide in, or if you have syringes, remove the needle and squirt it in. You should get the vet out for a tetanus booster, and for advice on what treatment to use on the wound...swat is fine in the meantime."

Horse cut on leg!!? - Yahoo! Answers

Great advice, but don't forget to credit your sources. ;]
    07-01-2009, 07:57 PM
I cut and pasted it, I thought it would show up in a link.
    07-01-2009, 08:00 PM
No big deal, just a reminder. :]
    07-01-2009, 10:11 PM
Green Broke
^ I thought that sounded a little smart for her! Haha
    07-01-2009, 10:12 PM
Ya, well like I said it should of had stiches but by the time they found her it had been to long, a vet tech of 20 years found her, so she new what she was doing. Its sealed up so I can't squirt the hydrogen peroxide in it, its just that line right that I took pics of. I will try some of the things you guys suggested thanks all!! O and she already had her tetnus done, and all her other shots.
    07-01-2009, 11:49 PM
You might want to invest in a can of Granulex, it kinda eats away dead flesh and will help to prevent proud flesh plus it speeds healing. But be prepared, if you get it from a vet, a small can with cost a small fortune. LOL.
Topicals - Granulex V Spray (4 oz)

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