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post #21 of 25 Old 05-19-2014, 07:36 PM
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After a week yeah suturing is not going to happen because of the infection risk and lack of blood supply. I am shocked that it was not cleaned at all by the vet upon initial examination. I would have that hunk of skin trimmed off, its just fly/infection/nasties dream land. I would also second veterycin spray as it can't hurt or slather and I mean slather it in an antibiotic wound dressing like biozide. I would hose the area and take the temp twice a day everyday. Its just asking for infection in my opinion.
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post #22 of 25 Old 05-19-2014, 08:23 PM
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Lemonade did this, but on a smaller scale. I got her to the vet right away, he sutured and trimmed it up. Put in a drain. It was probably 2 weeks on stitches, then she could go back to work within the week. So not bad at all.

I'm surprised your vet hasn't trimmed the dangley skin off sooner... I'd be religious about keeping it clean because it's so open.

Before, during, and after.

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post #23 of 25 Old 05-20-2014, 09:47 AM Thread Starter
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ok- I was able to twitch him last night. I cleaned the wound out as best I could. It's starting to scab now. It doesn't look like he has any puss, so that's good. I used a spray wound care...it's silver on the horse. I also used the CATRON spray on the outer edges of it for the flies. I then gave him more Bute. I called my Vet and he's going to come out on Saturday to cut the excess skin off. I currently have him in a stall. Due to everyone's comments about him catching it on something, I went around the stall and made sure there wasn't anything he could get caught on. Per a friends advice- anything that he might get caught on- I used duct tape over so it was smooth. I'm going to continue to treat him daily and watch for any signs that he might have an infection. I want to say thank you all so much. It's been so nice having others to talk to about this.
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post #24 of 25 Old 06-02-2014, 12:48 PM Thread Starter
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Just an update- Hansom is healing well. The wound is still huge but the tissue has tightened up around it. You can see it is starting to heal. It's been tough treating him but he's now letting me use warm water and clean it. No luck with the fly spray and wound care. Twitching worked the first time, but now he knows it's coming and tried to back up and throw his head. We just can't hang on. Bute sandwich- BEST THING EVER. I mix the powder with apple jelly and he eats it right up.
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post #25 of 25 Old 06-02-2014, 02:06 PM
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Here is what I would do.

First get some Neem Oil, wash the wound with warm water and apply the Neem all over the wound.

I would get some Resolve Wound Salve and when it arrives apply that instead of the Neem.

A yearling split his side open on a gate latch, my very experienced vet spent four hours mustering him the whole time saying that it would break down, which it did.

I applied the Neem which did a brilliant job keeping the flies away and stopping proud flesh but when I started applying the Resolve Salve it started to heal enough that I could see a daily change.

The wound was done 8 the August 2012, and had totally healed by the end of November. My vet could not believe how it healed without much of a scar and the lump of skin hitch had shrunk up when the stitches broke down, completely flattened out.


Stitching up. The tubes are in place to try and hold it together

Mid November

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