Managing pastern vasculitis; Gentaved?
I have a gelding that has pastern vasulitis (diagnosed by appearance and response to topical steroids, versus standard treatment for scratches). I have been treating him with topical hydrocortisone and antibiotic cream, and this helps, but I have a big gunky mess with dirt and bedding every day, which means I either scrub that off and aggravate his skin, or do nothing, which doesn't help.
I asked my vet about using Genesis spray (based on my searches here) and he said that would be fine, and his clinic carried it. His clinic staff says they don't, and I think he's thinking of Gentaved, because he also mentioned betamathasone.
My question: Has anyone used Gentaved for this issue? Having a spray on antibiotic-steroid combo seems like a good idea, but I'm not sure about this particular drug combo. I generally have to keep him wrapped or booted to keep the sun off as well, and I want to make sure I don't use something that will cause irritation underneath. I'm sure I could get them to order Genesis if needed.
Any help is appreciated. Thanks.
Pastern Leukocytoclastic vasculitis
CrowneDragon, here's a thread talking about PLV. I've just gotten the biopsy back on my horse who we(vet and I) treated for scratches for the last 2 months until last wk when we did the biopsy and it's confirmed he has vasculitis. I'm just starting the first treatment regime that we are trying with him and that's the oral dexamethasone. Hope you get your horse healed and am hoping my boy gets doing better fast.