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    07-02-2009, 10:03 AM
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They stitched beauty when she sliced her her artery above her fetlock and then the other leg where she severed her tendons BUT neither spot was at a joint like the above injury. I agree, it's in a bad place....
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    07-02-2009, 01:52 PM
Ya, I don't think it could of been stiched either, she is healing good, I will try the granulex and hope it works lol. Because I think it just needs to get the scab over it and then hopefully it will start healing faster. I don't care about a scar, im going to barrel race her so, the bootie will cover it up, scars are just stories lol.
    07-02-2009, 01:57 PM
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With Pistol I stopped the everday hosing because I kept washing the scab away. I actually had to force myself to allow it to have some sawdust and bits of dirt stuck to it because if I picked them away or washed it, I removed the scab.
    07-02-2009, 02:42 PM
JDI might be able to give you her 2 cents. Her horse went thru something similar twice and he looks fantastic now. She might have some good info for you.
I'll pass on the thread to her.
    07-02-2009, 04:37 PM
Thanks!! Im the same way farm pony I don't want it to have icky's on it lol. Im going to go get the granulex tomarow, and hopefully they will have swat, not sure if they do, anything else I can put on it to keep the flies off?
    07-02-2009, 05:23 PM
Denny did the same thing to one front and one hind leg. Much, much worse on the hind leg.
I did keep both injuries wrapped for a while so the tissue could heal but not scab over - when it scabs, that's when the scar starts forming.
My new favorite wound product is "Cut Heal" and it did more for Denny's hind leg in a week than other treatments did in a month. Absolutely wonderful stuff. It's advertised as useful with or without a bandage.
The runner-up is unpasteurized honey, it's antibacterial and draws out any infection. If you do use honey, I suggest wrapping.
I'm sorry I didn't see - did the vet come out and give you some antibiotics to have her on for about 5 days?
Good luck!
Feel free to PM me if you have questions - I've been through the same thing twice in the past year.
    07-02-2009, 05:26 PM
Yeah, she healed nice. Just a giant scar, that doesn't grow hair.
    07-02-2009, 05:28 PM
Just to add a couple things:

- Watch out for proud flesh. If it starts forming, get the vet out to cut it off; here's a video of Denny's proud flesh removal - WARNING VERY VERY VERY GRAPHIC.

- Watch for heat, discharge, smell and swelling, which could indicate an infection.

- If you are wrapping, I advise wrapping both fronts with a no-bow bandage to keep the legs even.

- If you are wrapping, I suggest wrapping every other day. Once the wound is mostly closed over, leave it open to breathe.

Denny's leg:

November 18:

Proudflesh, early December:


SO - moral of the story, if you take good care of a cut, it won't necessarily scar over.
    07-02-2009, 05:28 PM
Your horses gash isn't /that/ deep but it's deep enough to probably wrap it. Atleast while your at work and before you go to bed. I was told to do that by the vet and yours looks just like my horses, except not as gory. She also gave me Fura-zone to put on it under the wrap.
    07-02-2009, 05:33 PM
Denny's front leg injury:

Nary a scar there anymore.

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