Pastern Injury On Filly **Graphic Photos**
Photos taken over 5 day span. This filly came in from the pasture 5 days ago, on Feb. 8th, with a gash on her hind pastern. I prefer to wrap an area like this, but she is still a little bit of a bronc. I think with another week of handling I'll be comfortable wrapping. We don't have enough trust yet, so I'm playing it safe. She hasn't offered to kick, or act flighty when I paint the salve on, but taking my time, and will "brush" her a good bit with cotton padding before I wrap.
The last photo shows around 1/4" of new growth (gray edge in photo), so she's coming along well in spite of not have wound wrapped.
What are you putting on it?
that looks infected and growing proud flesh. what are you painting on it? you need to get something different on there .
That definitely does not look good...
So much dirt/debris around the wound. If she did not offer to kick and let you salve her, why not try to clean and wrap it?
That looks dirty and getting infected.
You need a vet to come clean it out good and shave the hair away from wound.
That's why all young horses need to be handled so when hurt they can be treated and handled without an issue...
Nana just has to help. Thanks for the tips and advice. I'll be sure and post pics again in a couple days. It's not infected, and there's no excessive tissue granulation. Her hing leg is swollen from kicking in the stock the first day I got her up. That will go down, and I haven't doctored her in the stock since the first day. Our stock has steel rails that are lower than normal since it was added to an existing pen. The first day she kicked and nailed the steel rail while I was cleaning.
I'll post more photos in the coming days, and you'll see it's not infected, nor does she have proud flesh.
Many people don't realize that proud flesh is tissue raised about the normal tissue. Her's is not raised above, and the tissue is very healthy and smooth. The salve is antibacterial & antifungal. It stays put until I clean it off with saline. The wound bed stays very clean and protected with coating of salve.
I don't want to hose the wound too much which is why it looks dirty. The wound itself is clean and I use saline on it. I'd be happier if it were wrapped, but it will have to wait a few days.
That sort of situation is why I always have Underwoods on hand, it does a great job when you can't wrap for whatever reason, highly highly recommend it.
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