I need to more about manuka honey. I can't remember what the specifications were for the good stuff to treat wounds with. Star, the pony ripped a flap of skin from about center of her chest up and across over to left shoulder. Scared the bejesus out of me at first sight. Thank God not as bad as it looked, had vet out and she stitched her up since we'd got it early and it has held and looks good as far as I know, never had an injury like this before. She was put on stall rest and the vet left a couple of stitches out at the bottom of the wound so it could drain. Drainage has been fairly minimal and just a watery pink stuff, nothing pusey or infected looking, was on antibiotic for 7 days and the stitches will be removed in the next couple of days.
Would the honey be the best thing to help the skin flap continue healing well once the stitches are out? How often should it be applied and do you try to cover it? I don't know if she could try to lick it off in that area? Should I just go with an old standby like Corona ointment? Not fly season yet but won't.be long. Will try to post pictures if I can figure out how from the cell phone. If not I'll have to wait till the cat wakes up, He's in the chair at the desktop and I hate to make him move. Thanks for any information about the honey, it, the wound, looks good so far and I really don't want to end up losing that large area of skin if we can avoid it. Thanks!