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post #31 of 44 Old 07-02-2009, 06:40 PM
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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.
Denny's frong leg was wrapped for a couple of weeks until I felt it could do ok on its own. The vet put him on a round of antibiotics as well, so RJ, if your vet hasn't, I'd talk to him/her.

Regarding Fura-Zone or anything with Furacin in it - yes, it will encourage the growth of granulation tissue, but it will also promote proud flesh. If you have a cut that was as deep as Denny's hind leg injury, that's when you need flesh in there fast, hence using a Furacin product. For a small wound like Dutchess's, I fear that Furacin would just encourage too much granulation tissue and make it fill in and over with proud flesh, which is not the aim of the game with an injury like this one.
What you want (keeping in mind I am not a vet) - what I would want for my horse - would be a simple treatment that will encourage healing, but not proud flesh. Something like Cut-Heal or the honey would do that.
Keep in mind that if the wound does cover over with proud flesh, you will need to get it removed or it will not heal right. I never had a problem with proud flesh on Denny's front leg and I used honey.

My tips and tricks:
- if you are wrapping, use diapers. They fit REALLY well around the leg in that exact area. Get the ones with leak-guard protection to keep any fluids from running down her pastern.
- if you use diapers, you don't have to apply the treatment to the wound directly if it's a runny liquid, just apply it to the diaper and stick that on.


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post #32 of 44 Old 07-02-2009, 06:52 PM
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so sad.

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I used cut and heal for my gelding when he got a cut, i am probably going to go get that or granulex. the cut and heal worked great for my old guy. I have been keeping it really can and well wraped and there is no infection, i have the vet tech, that found her, come over every so often and check it for me to mkae sure there is not infection or proud flesh growing on it. She says its looking good, but i just want it to heal faster. ugh.

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Denny's frong leg was wrapped for a couple of weeks until I felt it could do ok on its own. The vet put him on a round of antibiotics as well, so RJ, if your vet hasn't, I'd talk to him/her.

Regarding Fura-Zone or anything with Furacin in it - yes, it will encourage the growth of granulation tissue, but it will also promote proud flesh. If you have a cut that was as deep as Denny's hind leg injury, that's when you need flesh in there fast, hence using a Furacin product. For a small wound like Dutchess's, I fear that Furacin would just encourage too much granulation tissue and make it fill in and over with proud flesh, which is not the aim of the game with an injury like this one.
What you want (keeping in mind I am not a vet) - what I would want for my horse - would be a simple treatment that will encourage healing, but not proud flesh. Something like Cut-Heal or the honey would do that.
Keep in mind that if the wound does cover over with proud flesh, you will need to get it removed or it will not heal right. I never had a problem with proud flesh on Denny's front leg and I used honey.

My tips and tricks:
- if you are wrapping, use diapers. They fit REALLY well around the leg in that exact area. Get the ones with leak-guard protection to keep any fluids from running down her pastern.
- if you use diapers, you don't have to apply the treatment to the wound directly if it's a runny liquid, just apply it to the diaper and stick that on.
...and I might add it's very sexy to see such a cutesy running around the pasture in diapers a great trick, saw it done, works out REALLY well
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I didn't have a problem with the Fura-zone and I don't know anyone who did. But then again every horse is different. If the proud flesh is going to happen, then their is no stopping it 100% (unless removed, then it still can come back), though you can slow it down.
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...and I might add it's very sexy to see such a cutesy running around the pasture in diapers a great trick, saw it done, works out REALLY well
Hehehe so true...

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I didn't have a problem with the Fura-zone and I don't know anyone who did. But then again every horse is different. If the proud flesh is going to happen, then their is no stopping it 100% (unless removed, then it still can come back), though you can slow it down.
Fura-Zone or a furacin product works well when used only as needed to encourage granulation tissue... but it encourages that tissue to grow so well that it can produce proudflesh, which needs to be cut off.
In my own personal non-vet opinion, I wouldn't use furacin on this cut, because it's not terribly deep. It's gross and disgusting, but certainly treatable and will only leave a very minor scar, if any, when it's all healed up, if it's treated properly now.
Regarding proudflesh - with Den's front leg, it never developed; the honey regulated the growth and we worked really hard to keep it under control.
With his hind leg, proudflesh was inevitable. We needed flesh in there quick, and it was expected that proudflesh would develop. It was only cut off once, and then I managed it with a Furacin/Cortico steroid mix, honey, and cut-heal. Learned lots of tricks!!


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I'm glad I'm not alone though. I though I was such a bad owner for letting this happen. Thanks everyone.
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I hate barbed wire!!! That's one of the many reasons I moved my horse earlier this year.

Sorry your horse got hurt. Hope she is fully healed soon.
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Denny's first cut was on a metal water trough.
His second cut was on hotwire, a little strand running above the wood planks to keep the horses from chewing.


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Labres cut was when she got out of the fence, and went to the neighbors cow farm and she cut herself on the old junk pile they had. Poor girl.
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