Is there a topical anti-itch horse cream?

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  1. secuono

    secuono Senior Member

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    Well, a picture might explain what he did better than words...
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    Most of it looks decent so far, but I have no faith the very tip will make it.
     
  2. horseingreyflannelsuit

    horseingreyflannelsuit Senior Member

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    Whoaaa, what happened there...wow that looks like a nasty cut.
     
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    BluemoonOKy Senior Member

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    What the hell happened ? JFC. I would hose it or rinse it GENTLY, rinse with sea salt/ diluted iodine rinse and spray liberally with woundade. Poor guy.
    I would not apply any creams or salves on that.
     
  4. slc

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    absolutely do not put anything on that except what the vet tells you. Ask before you put anything on that.
     
  5. slc

    slc Senior Member

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    OP, don't put lotion on this 'cut'. No iodine anything.
     
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    horseingreyflannelsuit Senior Member

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    That is a big wound. Best to ask your vet what to put on it. I would not put anything on it until you speak with your vet about it.
     
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    I've been gently washing it w/wet cloths and dabbing flyspray on the outside to keep flies at bay. Haven't done anything else to it. Bottom bit is a lost cause. He rubbed a different section a little red, but doesn't look like he's rubbing it often. He's eating his medication fairly well. Most of it looks alive thus far and generally clean, as I've been checking on it and keeping it cleared up a few times a day. Vet wants to use the flap as a 'bandaid' if it does fail, so not much to do with it other than keeping gunk out of it and such. I'll call the vet Monday to update her and see where she wants to go next with it.
     
  8. slc

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    How did that happen?
     
  9. secuono

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    Can't say how he did it, as usual, there are no clues or blood out in the paddocks to go by.
    He strutted right up to me to say "Hello, look what I did to myself today! You don't really need all that $ and free time, do you?"
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  10. slc

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    I would not be able to sleep til I figured out how that happened and got it fixed. Is there anything metal in the pasture or any barriers they try to reach over to graze? Any tree stumps that haven't been ground down?
     

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