Without getting into a lot of detail, I have a mare I'm currently dealing with who sustained a small laceration to the side of her fetlock about 4 weeks ago. Owner had trouble getting it to heal- mare kept reopening it from lying down and stomping flies. Hibitane was being used after lightly washing it/keeping it clean. Apparently the wound never got warm or even very swollen, and mare was on antibiotics for something else at the time anyways.
It has pretty much closed and is beginning to heal up completely, but there seems to be a lot of scar tissue (possibly was a bit of proud flesh present.. it's pretty "pointy" looking). Aesthetically, it looks really abnormal which is a problem for a show horse!
Any ideas how to clear it up, or at least reduce its appearance?
There are plenty of Proud Flesh remedies out there, but not having seen the wound, I would ask your vet which one is appropriate for that particular wound. Beyond that I would also keep it wrapped until it is pretty much healed. I like using whatever Proud Flesh ointment you like to use - I like Trypzyme spray - and then when the wound has no more proud flesh, I switch to Triple Antibiotic ointment and Prep. H, or Silvedene if you can get some - it's $$.
Hi all, I have to bathe a couple of my horses today and was thinking about the order I use, ie. tail, mane, body, rinse, repeat. What is your routine. Do you comb the tail out first, or wash, then condition, THEN comb? Any cool tricks you've discovered.
I've washed them a million times, don't have a ward water wash rack now, which is sooooo much easier. Thanks,,,