Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: middle of no where
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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