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post #11 of 69 Old 08-21-2019, 11:20 PM
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What is a 'summer sore'?


Almost looks like a result of a burrowing insect.
Pretty much! https://www.smartpakequine.com/conte...ores-on-horses
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post #12 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 02:27 AM
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I would have the vet for that, it's huge and creepy looking. Ick.

I'm glad it's slowed down so much but definitely put in a call at least, send them those photos if you can! If they want to see if and it heals up you can always cancel.

As far as at home treatment I would continue to do what you're doing. I suppose it won't hurt to deworm either.
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post #13 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 09:34 AM
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I would at least send the vet that photo because you do need to rule out these horrible flesh eating bacteria things.
I would be cautious about putting anything on it without knowing what it is, some products that are great for one thing might aggravate another
Sterile saline solution is about the safest for washing and knocking back infections and anything burrowing in it.
Keep the flies off it

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post #14 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 10:37 AM
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Yea, no.
Picture sent at the least...
If it was me the vet would be coming, period.
There is more dead tissue present than you realize looking at it.
For a good heal you need that seriously cleaned, called sedation given and some serious medical look-see and possible cut-back to really healthy clean tissue.
All that that is raised and curling...debridement time.
You could probably use some antibiotics too once you know what kind of bacteria is present at the site.
Your horse needs some sleepy-juice so no one loses their skull when you start to really deep clean and search for something embedded or a cause.
I hate to say it but has it really bled, bled from all areas and sides so the heal is really started?
Just looking at it makes me think you have something going on that needs more than a picture eval.
Hope I'm wrong but gut feeling...call the vet now, get it seen in person before to much "heal" takes place.
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post #15 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 11:37 AM
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Subbing to this one. That looks like one giant ringworm, but I've never seen one do that much damage, that deep.

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post #16 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 12:38 PM
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I'm with @horselovinguy - I'd be worried there is something embedded in there which will prevent it from healing properly. It looks as thought it might even compromise the coronet band too, which would worry me because it might affect hoof growth. And if something is in there (I'm thinking more foreign object than insect), then someone will have to dig deep and that will be pretty unpleasant. A round of antibiotics might also be a good idea.

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post #17 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 03:48 PM
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I don't know much about canker, but can it grow out of the top of the hoof?
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post #18 of 69 Old 08-22-2019, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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Here are the first two photos treated with betadine and furasine (What I had at the time).

Here are the two from today. Now tonight I did antibacterial, antifungal, and a poultice so we will see what tomorrow looks like. If I'm not happy with my progress by Saturday then I will set something up.

The pictures from today are al little more close up and the angle is a bit different. I should have paid attention to that.
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My first thought was habronema as well (summer sore) if that is the cause definitely see a vet so they can debride it and they will get you on a ivermecton to kill anymore larvae. Definitely keep flys away
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My first thought was habronema as well (summer sore) if that is the cause definitely see a vet so they can debride it and they will get you on a ivermecton to kill anymore larvae. Definitely keep flys away
I think that was my big mistake. I kept it open the first few days thinking it needed to breath.

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