Treat this wound

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  1. LeenieBean

    LeenieBean Senior Member

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    I have some amazing stuff called well horse that I would use on a wound like this. Its a plant compound that applies in a thin layer, you allow it to dry and then apply another coating. It can stay on for days or you can reapply daily. The bugs don't bother with it (its quite pungent) and it makes a rubbery sort of resin coating. It's anti microbial and heals wounds amazingly well. Amazon.com: Well-Horse Antibacterial Healing Resin Remedy: Sports & Outdoors
     
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  2. JStorry

    JStorry Senior Member

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    If you can wrap it at all I'd use honey. unpasteurized honey, local if possible. if you're getting proud flesh I would debride with saline in a garden sprayer.

    Had a bad laceration 2 years ago, and it healed amazing using honey and saline. I swear by it now.
     
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    firegurl979 Senior Member

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    Honey for sure
    I also like Granulex and corona
     
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  4. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    Could not find the sleeve at CVS, there was no Walgreens in town, but I did clip the hair surrounding the wound, applied Manuka honey, and used a sock instead of the sleeve until I can find some. I'm sure it'll eventually fall down but hopefully it'll provide a little bit free from gnats!
     
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  5. PaintedRocket

    PaintedRocket Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    OH! I just remembered this. I was trying to think of the alternative yesterday but couldn't. If the sock is too heavy and falls... PANYTHOSE. A sock usually works great too in a pinch but, like you said, falls. You could cut skinny strips of vet wrap and tape it around the leg to keep it from falling. Pantyhose is a great alternative. Lightweight, soft, stretchy. You can use vetwrap and tape it up as well to keep from slipping and it's easier to cut than a sock.
     
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  6. froglander

    froglander Senior Member

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    Hope it is healing up for you!

    I have had to wrap my horse's pasterns before to treat Florida sores and what the vet had me use was elastikon because it stays put. Also used it when stupid human (me) + spooked horse resulted in rope burn on pastern. Since it sticks, it doesn't fall down and bunch up like if you wrapped with vetwrap. Would also be good to hold a sock up :)
     
  7. endurgirl

    endurgirl Senior Member

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    Walgreens nor Rite Aid had the elastic sleeve. The sock had slipped down done but was still covering the wound, so i left it on, and my mom will periodically check on her. I did order the sleeve from Amazon though, will be here tomorrow.

    It actually did look better yesterday when I clipped the hair away and could get a look at it.
     
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  8. rhinebeck

    rhinebeck Senior Member

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    I'm gonna send a vote for woundade red and if proud flesh starts which it shouldn't equaide also.

    Woundade would have to be ordered to be shipped but it's my go-to for wounds and has healed some nasty looking ones in a week/two instead of months.

    I used it in conjunction with equaide on one horse that had severe wounds and proud flesh with high success to the point of minimal scarring.

    Woundade: Woundade
     
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  9. D_BaldStockings

    D_BaldStockings Senior Member

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  10. LoveTrail

    LoveTrail Senior Member

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    This was my before and after with Schreiners and proud flesh. I would spray and then wrap. Unwrapped about every two to three days or earlier if it unwrapped.


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    December 4, 2012
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