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Iseul 06-11-2013 03:36 PM

Puncture Wound! D:
 
Well..within 2 days Alahna went from sound and happy to a large amount of swelling and a LOT of heat on her front left, caused by a puncture wound.. :/
I swear, everytime I get her sound she goes and does something. I should just sell her to get rid of what she costs me, but I can't bare to part with the little mare.

So anywho..I have pictures and I'm curious about what everyone would do.
I'm debating on whether to wrap it or not..but I think I'm going to put some antibiotic stuff on it, swat around it, and she'll be stalled from now on.

So, any other suggestions? I don't believe it's infected, so I have no intentions of calling a vet out.

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Critter sitter 06-11-2013 03:40 PM

https://www.underwoodhorsemedicine.com/

My mare had one last year from a nail in the right front shoulder
this stuff is amazing!

Critter sitter 06-11-2013 03:42 PM

if you call the Number on the website they will help you find a person near you that deals with it. or get you the best deal

farmpony84 06-11-2013 03:53 PM

Do you have one of those monoeject syringes? I think I would do a betadine solution and flush it out with that and then leave it open for drainage. Maybe use some swat.

Iseul 06-11-2013 04:05 PM

Thanks critter, I'll look into that.

Monoeject? O.o Would it be the same/similar to a syringe I got to give vit a supplement orally? I have a ton of normal open-ended syringes.
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tinyliny 06-11-2013 04:20 PM

If it's not infected, what makes it swell?

farmpony84 06-11-2013 04:21 PM

yep, just a plastic syringe.

jaydee 06-11-2013 04:42 PM

Yes get it flushed out and keep it 'open' until everythings drained out - a light dressing is good to protect from extra bacteria getting in
Even something like Epsom Salts (magnesium sulphate) makes a great drawing poultice
Puncture wounds are the worst for tetanus so be sure your horse is up to date
Last caution - one of our dogs began with something like this last year and it developed into a really bad abscess as a tiny bit of splinter had got lodged in it and worked its way inwards - we could have bought a lot of new dogs for what it cost eventually to get him right

FlyGap 06-11-2013 04:52 PM

I second underwoods!

How deep is it? From the photo it don't look too bad. I kept all my daughters baby syringes for this stuff, just insert as far as possible and squirt. I'd flush it out with diluted peroxide a couple times first, then start with underwoods.
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NorthernMama 06-11-2013 04:59 PM

Tiny -- swelling doesn't equal infection. Swelling is the body's reaction to try to support and feed the injured area. Think of a sprain -- no infection, but it swells too.


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