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advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Tricia » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:55 pm

So i offically hate vets!!! The vet i had comming out is Now to busy the ones in towb are to busy and i cant afford the trip to edmonton to get her looked at. Ive been doing everythig advised with her leg but the flies are getting at it bad the vet said swat around it to keep tje flies out but it burned the hair off around it and made it burned and irratated. The vet has no other ideas to keep the flies out so i thought i would ask here.

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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Kall_It_Karma » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Your horse NEEDS antibiotics. Find another vet, or find someone who can help you trailer this horse too a vet that is out of town.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Tricia » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:09 pm

Shes got anti biotics thats not my worry its the flies that are getting at it that are my worries
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Tricia » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:12 pm

This was taken o before i washed it out today BTW

Hydrotherapy, furacin, swat, tetanus shot and penicillin this is what my vet told me to do
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Ten Birch Farms » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:13 pm

Iodine kills maggots.
I have a friend (a vets daughter) who swears by packing everything with crisco then dousing in fly spray. It's like in the old days when people used to pack wounds with lard I guess. The fat conditions the skin, and provides a barrier.
I also like chlorhexidine. Yes, it will sting, but it works well to dry outa wound.
Fury in in my book is flipping worthless btw. Hopefully IM penicillin?
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Tricia » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:27 pm

Ive never used furacin before so i wasnt sure what its supposed to do and she is getting penicillin ive been giving it myself Since i was like 16. Thanks i will try the crisco and fly spray or
chlorhexidine. Stinging wont Bug her to much as her superficial wounds all sting when i treat them. I have iodine on hand incase maggots show up but it gets rinsed well everyday so Im not super worried about them they are a concern however
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Meisterwerk Pferde » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:33 pm

Can you keep her in a stall with a fan on her until a scab forms over it a bit?
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Kall_It_Karma » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:34 pm

I would be cleaning it at least once a day with a good amount of betadine or iodine. I would try too look into some type of covering at this point while the wound is still so fresh and wet. Is there any way you can bandage it or will a fly sheet cover it? Once it dries out a little and looks a bit less goopy then flies should be less of a concern. Glad too her that she's on antibiotics .
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Tricia » Thu Jun 13, 2013 5:46 pm

Oh yes shes on them LOL that was the first thing i did was get her on them. Its in such a bad place that i can cover it and shes got cuts all along her back from being tangled in the eureka she cant handel anything on her back. It gets rinsed twice a day once with warm water to clean all the stuck goop and once wwith cold water.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Meisterwerk Pferde » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:11 pm

If this is a deep wound, make sure it doesn't dry out. You want to keep it moist so it heals from the inside out and less chance of a scar. Also iodine burns flesh. Your better off with diluted chlorexidine (Nolvasan is the name it's sold under for horses). You can buy it at most drug stores though, just be sure to dilute as I believe it's 4% solution.

I would also recommend Alu-Shield, but I'm not sure how quickly you could get some.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Ten Birch Farms » Thu Jun 13, 2013 6:15 pm

Meisterwerk Pferde wrote:I would also recommend Alu-Shield, but I'm not sure how quickly you could get some.


Alushield has magical powers, I swear. Had a cow lose a toe, and have her stump get super infected. Scrubbed w iodine solution 2x a day, and alushield after. Fixed it! "TriPod" is sound, happy, FAT, sassy, and a dry cow for a few months longer than planned now!
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Moon Light Bay » Thu Jun 13, 2013 7:20 pm

I heard from "horsey" people who swear by Avon's Skin So Soft. Apparently the flies hate the smell and you would only need to put it around or near the wound not on the wound itself. Also works great to put a bit on a sponge and then lightly wipe down the nose and around the cheeks to keep the flies away from their eyes. Hope the wound dries up soon as it looks very messy and like it could get nastier. Keep those antibiotics to her/him. Good luck.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Equinox » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:34 pm

Vetericyn also works very well on wounds like this. I always keep a bottle around.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby Hanging Valley » Thu Jun 13, 2013 9:11 pm

If it's not really deep try Well-Horse. Spray it on, let it dry, repeat until you have several layers. It creates an artificial scab over the wound and protects against dirt and flies. You can always spray fly spray over it for a little extra protection against flies. One of my favorite products ever. Awesome for wounds that you can't wrap.
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Re: advice with her leg ( gory picture)

Postby fly_007 » Fri Jun 14, 2013 2:17 am

I know it's not the best of subjects but maggots will only eat dead or rotting flesh
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