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    Default Proud Flesh?

    I'm dealing with it today on two small cuts on a hind leg. I understand they advise against wonder dust and the old time remedies now...so what to use?
    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"



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    I still use wonder dust and proudsoff, and will in the future. Hell of a lot better than the outcome of uncontrolled proud flesh. Another alternative is pressure wrapping but the stuff seems to have an evil intelligence and never be in a location which is readily wrapped.

    If you have any references which document against the old remedies, I'd appreciate your posting.



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    My vet recently had me use Wonder Dust. I would be interested in hearing why they advise against it too.



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    Underwood's Horse Medicine. Best.stuff.ever!

    www.underwoodhorsemedicine.com

    I used it on a 10" de-gloving. Talk about proud flesh! Proud flesh was no match for Underwood's!



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    I'll pass on anything that says "don't clean the cut."



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    Quote Originally Posted by secretariat View Post
    I'll pass on anything that says "don't clean the cut."
    Well - it is remarkable stuff. Wish I had found the stuff sooner. I didn't start using it until 5 months after the accident. Wanna see what it did for my filly? Here ya go: http://www.ultimatedressage.com/foru...p?f=7&t=123596



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    Equaide
    Quote Originally Posted by enjoytheride View Post
    That's got to be expensive, how much oil can you press out of a chipmunk?



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    Quote Originally Posted by jm2 View Post
    Well - it is remarkable stuff. Wish I had found the stuff sooner. I didn't start using it until 5 months after the accident. Wanna see what it did for my filly? Here ya go: http://www.ultimatedressage.com/foru...p?f=7&t=123596
    Those are just gruesome photos....Good job! And thanks for the referral. fortunately Sterling's abrasions are nothing in comparison!
    "My treasures do not sparkle or glitter, they shine in the sunlight and nicker to me in the night"



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    My vet still recommends Adolfs Meat Tenderizer for proud flesh. Works great. Is cheap, available and effective.



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    I might try meat tenderizer if I intended to grill my horse. Otherwise, I'd stick to something like Dermagel.



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    I would never stop using Wonderdust. The stuff just plain works!



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    Good reference on proud flesh in general:
    http://www.thehorse.com/ViewArticle....=181&src=topic
    Note that wrapping appears to be the primary treatment in this article with steroid application if needed. Also note that, while they say that copper sulfate (the primary active ingredient in proudsoff and wonder dust) is no longer recommended, they go on to say it can be useful. IMO, the issue is overuse, which can definitely cause damage by itself - "caustic" is by definition hazardous and can "burn" flesh. As noted in my earlier post, I still find it useful but appreciate the caution.



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