Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
I'm with Waresbear on the Wonder Dust but I've always been told to not mess with leg wounds any more than you have to because they are so susceptible to proud flesh, i.e. hosing, scrubbing etc... When we had a horse deglove his hind leg the vet had me use dehydrated barn lime (main ingredient in Wonder Dust) and just throw a handful on it twice daily. When it would build up a thick, dry crust (usually about every 3rd day) then I'd gently hold a warm, wet cloth on it to soften and then pick the crust off gently (no rubbing or wiping). If after removing the crust I noticed proud flesh developing then I used hydrated lime with dried copper sulphate (also in Wonder Dust) mixed in until the raised flesh was even with healthy flesh and then back to just the lime. Considering he took everything down to the ligaments off the front of his rear leg from hock to ankle it healed beautifully with only a thin scar running down the leg and even got hair back eventually.
R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.