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post #11 of 16 Old 02-06-2010, 06:02 PM Thread Starter
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anyone can write anything on here. i would rather trust someone that I KNOW and work with in person.

I wasn't looking for advice on how to deal with the cut. it is already almost healed. I was LOOKING FOR THE RECOVER formula only.

Again thanks anyway.
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post #12 of 16 Old 02-06-2010, 06:50 PM
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Also, just adding. The method I suggested above is that used by FEI veterinarians all over the world to heal wounds on $250,000 horses.

Piaffe, you are absolutely right. Anyone can write anything on the internet. Just as anyone can write anything on a "wound" product that they manufacture. So you're right to be skeptical. However if you had called a veterinarian (calls are free!) they'd likely have told you the same things. We euthanized a racehorse insured for over a million because she had a small puncture wound that her trainers decided to treat. It went to the joint, became septic and that was the end of her story.

Again, I agree that you should listen to those you know and trust in the real world and always remember that a phone call to your trusted vet costs you nothing and may save everything.
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post #13 of 16 Old 02-06-2010, 10:22 PM
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Piaffe, you are absolutely right. Anyone can write anything on the internet. Just as anyone can write anything on a "wound" product that they manufacture. So you're right to be skeptical. However if you had called a veterinarian (calls are free!) they'd likely have told you the same things. We euthanized a racehorse insured for over a million because she had a small puncture wound that her trainers decided to treat. It went to the joint, became septic and that was the end of her story.

Again, I agree that you should listen to those you know and trust in the real world and always remember that a phone call to your trusted vet costs you nothing and may save everything.
I have also seen some sad outcomes at the hands of some vets. Seen a leg wound that if treated properly and with the right recourse would have healed without issue. But due to lack of as you referred to as aggressive treatment turn into a complete disaster.

IMO it is wise to use common sense, and a vet who has a good reputation. Also just beacuse a vet or vet tech says so...doesn't always make it so. If something doesn't feel right for you, get a second opinion. We do it with our doctors, so it shouldn't be any different for vets....

Listen to those you know and trust.....don't just listen because they have a few letters behind thier name.

This is by no means a bash towards any vets or vet techs on this forum. I have just had some personal experiences with my many years of working with and around horses, and in the medical field, that not all vets are created equal...some definitely slept through class.

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post #14 of 16 Old 02-06-2010, 11:44 PM
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yes yes yes, I look around at some of my classmates and shudder at the thought that they will be licensed to treat patients soon. I absolutely agree that you have to use a vet you know and trust. I also think we should push for limited licensure for veterinarians.
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post #15 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 01:36 PM
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I've used Wonder Dust
Wonder Dust is actually not supposed to be used as just a general wound treatment. It is a caustic powder and destroys ANY cells that it comes into contact with. That makes it good for getting rid of proud flesh, but it also means that if you put it on a wound where there isn't proud flesh you are going to be damaging the healthy tissues and actually slow healing.

Caustic topicals should ONLY be used on excess granulation tissue otherwise you are going to make the wounds heal more slowly.

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post #16 of 16 Old 02-07-2010, 04:24 PM
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We should all also push for licensure of technicians. One of the reasons that there is such a HUGE range in what you will hear from "vet techs" is the fact that in several states there is absolutely no requirement for any special education in order to use that title. Owners should always ask questions of any veterinary technician that they talk to concerning educational background and experience in the field when they start dealing with them in their vet's office. A person calling themselves a vet tech may be someone with extensive education and experience or they may be someone that has worked in a veterinary practice a total of 5 minutes and never gotten any education in veterinary nursing care.

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