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post #11 of 13 Old 04-14-2012, 04:41 PM
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Not about the hock, but I recently had a filly who cut her front leg pretty badly, LONG and DEEP. I could see the muscle facia. I cleaned it good and put honey on an ABD non-stick wound pad and then used a quilted wrap, a little vet wrap and a polo wrap to hold everything in place. Gotta say, HONEY is the BOMB! And it was nothing special, just plain old off the shelf Walmart generic honey. The cut healed super fast, super clean (no proud flesh at all) and now you can't even see the scar it's so smooth. I'm a new believer!

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post #12 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by DraftXDressage View Post
Here's an example of the whole-leg bandaging that I'm talking about. The injury being bandaged here was directly on top of the joint.

I do not consider this good bandaging of a hock. The actual point of the hock should have no bandage over it, padding is OK if the injury is on the point of the hock otherwise it should be left open. Also the lower bandage should go right to the top of the coronary band.
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post #13 of 13 Old 04-16-2012, 03:44 PM
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GREAT THREAD!! DA, scientists have recently experimented with honey and used it in place of modern topical wound treatments, just like the ancients did, with remarkable success. I'm glad that you mentioned "proud flesh". Horses generally heal very well with flesh wounds, but their bodies overdo it, and I didn't know about this when I bought my first horses.
DD, Great example of proper bandaging for a joint injury.
N_I, thanks for posting the before and after (I'm assuming the Avatar shows the after), to show newbies that even the worst flesh wounds can heal very well.
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