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Goosey 12-19-2012 03:40 AM

Small rear leg wound- How to treat?
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My new horse scrambled on the horse truck before her arrival today, and it resulted in a wound on her back right leg on the inside (pictures attached)
I hosed it for about 20minutes this afternoon and flushed the wound out, tried to put manuka honey on so I could bandage it but she is unbroken, and wouldnt let me put the bandage on :-|
How do I treat it now so that there will be minimal scarring? Let it heal on its own? Or should I be spraying something on it?

Janna 12-19-2012 04:53 AM

I'd just make sure no flys get to it.
And do the water therapy for a while

Goosey 12-19-2012 05:26 AM

That's what I was thinking, just to flush the wound out daily. I have permetrol for flies but I didn't want to spray it too close to the wound...
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kim_angel 12-19-2012 05:54 AM

Flush the wound daily with betadine and then use Vetericyn on it every day.

Goosey 12-20-2012 02:51 AM

Any other suggestions anyone??
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mudpie 12-20-2012 11:47 AM

I would recommend calling out a vet, and seeking professional advice.

equiniphile 12-20-2012 12:06 PM

It appears to be pretty deep...I would be worried about infection. My gelding had a similar wound on his inner gaskin last year that we had sutured. Personally, I would have a vet out to inspect it.

NdAppy 12-20-2012 07:57 PM

I agree with having a vet look at it. It does appear to be a pretty deep puncture wound. Has the horse had any vaccines at all? Tetanus?

Goosey 12-21-2012 04:43 AM

It's actually only about 1cm deep, but healing nice and quick!
Been hosing it out 3 times a day, spraying with iodine and putting Manuka honey on it.
She has had her yearly vaccine :)
I'm happy with her healing so far!
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Goosey 12-21-2012 04:45 AM

Vets said it couldn't be sutured and to keep putting the iodine spray on it
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