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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2019, 10:30 AM Thread Starter
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How long beforehand stitching a wound

My horse suffered a deep cut to her back leg the vet was on site at the time and sedated her and flushed the wound they then bandaged and said to call back tomorrow and they will stitch it, the wound went to the tendon but not through it, a lot of people have said that skin starts to die of the longer left I am wondering why it wasn’t stitched the same day as we were competing at the veterinary centre anyway, I am now 8weeks in two infections down and after 7weeks of bandaging three times a week they have decided to put a cast on it, just wondered what people’s thoughts were
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Those are questions that need addressing to that attending vet for answers...
We can only speculate and that is just not worth the effort for hearsay comments to me.
If you want facts, ask the vet...
You want rumors, half-truths and lots of misinformation...put it out here and potentially get a ton of them.
Call the vet group and specifically get the information from that vet...
Vets make notes just like human doctors about patient care...

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I am a technician, not a vet, but I have seen cases where wounds were not stitched because the expected swelling and/or movement would only have torn out the stitches, causing even more trauma to the area. Other times wounds are left open if there is a possibility of stitching trapping contamination in.

I am sorry your horse was injured and is having a complicated recovery. I hope things improve very soon.

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I have had many horses and the old saying is “if you don’t have any horses you won’t have any problems”.
I have had great success with open wounds cleaning well every day then apply preparation H salve covered with a bandage if possible.
The preparation H has very good healing properties and keeps the wound supple also shrinking any inflammation.
Good luck going forward, I hope this helps, ask your Vet he should know this.

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There are reasons to leave a would open before stitching. I'm not going to second-guess your vet.

Hope your horse heals quickly and completely
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post #6 of 6 Old 05-20-2019, 08:26 PM
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My daughter's horse gashed his side deeply. They had to leave him overnight at the clinic as it was too swollen to stitch until the next day. It healed up with no visible scar, you had feel around to find it.

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