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post #1 of 11 Old 08-13-2012, 11:36 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Shaggy's Facial Wound - Two Links to Pictures of His of Wound Inside

I am just worried that I am not doing the correct thing or if there is anything else I can do because it looks like it has gotten larger.

First info on Shaggy: a six year old paso fino gelding redish in color, we feed him two flakes alfalfa for two feedings a day and he is in a "pasture" (nothing I believe he would want to eat is in it) with 2 other horses, and another horse in a "pasture" next to his - all two other horses are older than him. He is allergic to flies, but it only is bad on his face so we only have him wear a fly mask, with ears so the flies don't bite them either. Not liking them ear takes them off and basically destroys them.

Here are a couple images of the wound. (Links)
Shaggy - Full Face, left Side - please ignore person, focus is the horse
Shaggy - Close up of wound, left side - thumb for size reference

The white stuff on his face is not part of the wound, but Swat ointment for wounds and sores. I have yet to take a picture of it before I put the ointment on. I also know that wounds on horses take awhile to heal, so please do not remind me on this.

My parents believe that he has received this wound by rubbing one of the fly masks that we recently put on him because he was trying to get it off and got it caught on something. The wound is on the spot that the edge of the fly mask lands.
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post #2 of 11 Old 08-14-2012, 11:48 AM
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all your link does is go to

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post #3 of 11 Old 08-16-2012, 01:42 AM Thread Starter
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All right then here are three pictures of his face, topmost is the most recent one and does not have the ointment on it.

Yes, his eye is also bad, but that is because he is alergic to flies more on his face than anywhere else, thus the fly mask.

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Links are still not working for me...

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No photos here either.
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all right then lets try this again.
same info, this time I tried doing attachments. please ignore the links!
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post #7 of 11 Old 08-18-2012, 05:27 PM
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Oh my..maybe I'm seeing things wrong but is something wrong with his eye aswell??
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post #8 of 11 Old 08-18-2012, 08:06 PM
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That sure looks like it is more than allergies, that is a pretty big hole. If it were allergies wouldn't be all over his face? Is that where the fly mask sits or is he rubbing on something? I do not believe it will go away untill you find the source of the wound and I personally doubt it is only from fly irritation.
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His whole face looks swollen on that side. Maybe he got his fly mask caught on something, pulled away, and when he felt he was still attached, thrashed his face into it and that's how he got the gash and the reason his eye and face looks swollen. There really is no telling with horses. They will find the one thing you didn't think of to hurt themselves on.
Thoroughly clean the wound, spray vetericyn, and if no progress in the next day or your vet to check it out. Also ask your vet what else you can do if he hates wearing a fly mask.

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post #10 of 11 Old 08-19-2012, 09:57 PM
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Oh my, that's quite a hole. Is the top of the chain link fence rounded? Sometimes they have pointy things that can grab.
I would try putting gauze over it tp protect it from further flies & dirt. Maybe around the nose to over & around the ears to hold it up. Adding a few small pieces of tape would help too but don't put tape all around the nose.
I hope he mends quickly.
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