Is her cut healing? Warning: pics included
My mare got a cut on her heel a week ago, I'm guessing from the fence in her pasture. It has been cleaned with soap and water, dried, applied furazone then wrapped with gauze and vet wrap. I have cleaned and reapplied her dressings everyday since then.
She only limped on the second day of her injury and since then, she seems fine with it. I do think that there is also some swelling in her ankle, but has gone down a bit.
I am wondering if there is something that I can be doing in addition or differently to aid in the healing process.
Pictures below are of day 2 & day 8.
It looks like its healing, but there may have been some abcess material that drained out. It has a pretty pink color, and doesn't look angry. Do you have her on any internal antibiotics?
No, she is not on any internal antibiotics.
Feet are hard to treat. They are at the fartest from the heart for internal antibiotics, so they help a little , but takes longer. Looks like whatever your doing is working, may help to do some hydro along with it if she'll let you.
It does look like it has healed some. I think now it's just a matter of the skin growing back in. Just keep it clean and free of germs as much as possible to keep away from infection. Has a vet looked at it?
Supershield Green gel has worked the best for me for big open cuts. Healed them up pretty immediately. I would try that, if any of your tack stores carries any.
I dont like to wrap a cut like that... It seems to heal slower. But if u leave it unwrapped, you have to clean it more (at least twice a day, but 3times is better), and you need to really scrub at it. And also you need to keep a ointment on it that will keep flies away. I cant remember if furazone does.
But I think why ur getting a little worried is b/c it looks bigger now. Well, yes...for some reason when it heals from the inside out the opening will become a slight bit larger, but as long as there is no smell, colored fluid leaking, or red hot flesh, ur ok. After a point you will want to let it dry up a little. You can use sulpher on that. There is a grey powder tract supply has too, but I cant remember the name.
Hi there :) the best thing I can sugjest for it is this spray stuff that is kind of expensive but I swear by it. Its called Vetericyn hydra gel spray. Its like 30 bucks for 8ounces but let me tell you its awesome. It has a natural fly repelent in it and it is the best stuff I have ever used. The company has a webcite you can google and read more about it (I'm weird like that I like to read info about stuff even on the back of bottles lol) and if you have cattle llamas dogs or cats you can use it on them too. And it doesent leave a residue and I remember something about it brings oxygen to the spot you spray it on. Its some complex stuff. I swear by it and even though it says for animal use only I've used it on myself. . . Its awesome
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