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  • Proud flesh medicines since Granulex is discontinued?

    Hi everyone! My mare had a wicked cut on her hind leg--partial de-glovement. It was down to the bone in places, but is healing really well. So now I need to keep the proud flesh to a minimum. My go-to in the past was always Granulex spray, but that's been discontinued since the last time I needed it many years ago. What do you all recommend now? I'm using Wonderdust in the meantime.

    Thanks!

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    PF Wonder Salve. It’s amazing - I had great success in an attempted degloved leg.

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    • #3
      Adolfs meat tenderizer mixed with dmso gel.

      Also Derma Cleanse. It’s the cream version of Granulex.

      Ive had luck using it, putting a square of cotton over and then wrapping it if it’s in a wrappable spot

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      • #4
        Adolf's meat tenderizer.

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        • #5
          I'll third the adolfs recommendation. Not sure about mixing it with dmso--it's not something I want INSIDE the horse. I miss with whatever gooey stuff I have nearby...last time used the ky that's around to clean sheaths. Wrap over it.

          It's also the active ingredient in quite a few of the $$ proud flesh salves. A lot cheaper when you buy it in the grocery store!

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          • #6
            I had good results using Equaide.

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            • #7
              I had really good success with scarlet oil once a day. Of course, my horse did NOT enjoy it at all but I just wiped the dabber on there and we had no proud flesh at all (knee injury)

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              • #8
                Oh, one thing: I would not use adolfs as a *preventative.* It'll debride any tissue you put it on, so you really don't want it on a healthy granulating wound bed. But when you actually have proud flesh, it's awesome.

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                • #9
                  I swear by WonderDust

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                  • #10
                    Over the years I've had the most luck with a DMSO+furazone+dex mixture in a dauber bottle
                    Your crazy is showing. You might want to tuck that back in.

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                    • #11
                      My pony had a very nasty wound she chewed in herself where her incision didn't quite close (she had a plate put into her hock when she dislocated it); proudflesh galore. My vet said meat tenderizer or Manukka honey, so I picked honey. It worked perfectly, unbelievably well.

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                      • #12
                        Equaide is pricey but very effective.

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                        • #13
                          Wonderdust has always worked for me.

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                          • #14
                            Alum found in spice area at grocery store. Used for pickling. Works great.

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                            • #15
                              We all have “best ways” based on our past experiences. I have a 16hh+ Standardbred gelding that was the recipient of a flying hoof, which removed the skin from most of the anterior surface of his right hock. The veterinarian handed be a fresh jar of Nitro furazone, and a box of nitrile gloves, along with a warning about being a potential carcinogen. After a thorough cleaning and antibiotics, he said to redress twice a day for at least a week, and the once a day until it was mostly closed. He got a couple gauze pads, a wrapping with a couple layers of rolled gauze, and a couple rolls of vet wrap with just a touch of compression. As a kid helping Dad bandage a few horses, we found that the best way to keep a bandage from sliding down was to make a couple spiral wraps upward with electrical tape to the hair, and another wrap to anchor it. Caution is needed to prevent making a tourniquet. He got stalled up with a round bale just outside the stall to prevent any unneeded movement. After three years, there is no proud flesh and very little scarring.
                              I am a firm believer in putting horse products on horses, and other things where they were developed to be used. After nearly seventy years around horses of many breeds proud flesh can scare anyone who has seen it.
                              Hoping yours turns out well.

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                                Originally posted by Chip Walker View Post
                                We all have “best ways” based on our past experiences. I have a 16hh+ Standardbred gelding that was the recipient of a flying hoof, which removed the skin from most of the anterior surface of his right hock. The veterinarian handed be a fresh jar of Nitro furazone, and a box of nitrile gloves, along with a warning about being a potential carcinogen. After a thorough cleaning and antibiotics, he said to redress twice a day for at least a week, and the once a day until it was mostly closed. He got a couple gauze pads, a wrapping with a couple layers of rolled gauze, and a couple rolls of vet wrap with just a touch of compression. As a kid helping Dad bandage a few horses, we found that the best way to keep a bandage from sliding down was to make a couple spiral wraps upward with electrical tape to the hair, and another wrap to anchor it. Caution is needed to prevent making a tourniquet. He got stalled up with a round bale just outside the stall to prevent any unneeded movement. After three years, there is no proud flesh and very little scarring.
                                I am a firm believer in putting horse products on horses, and other things where they were developed to be used. After nearly seventy years around horses of many breeds proud flesh can scare anyone who has seen it.
                                Hoping yours turns out well.
                                You're recommending nitrofurazone FOR proud flesh?? It's been shown to CAUSE proud flesh, particularly on the legs.

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                                • #17
                                  Another WonderDust user.

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                                  • #18
                                    I've used different things but do like aspirin powder mixed into nitrofurazone, slathered onto a 4x4, then padded and wrapped with vet wrap. Change every couple of days. It's not a miracle though either and I've had some horses that seem to grow more granulation tissue than others and have had to have a vet out to carve down the overgranulation to get it under control before resuming treatment

                                    Cut heal has worked well, but it's messy as all get out. Wonderdust is good. I really miss Granulex. That stuff was amazing. Anyone know why it was discontinued? Will have to check out Derma Clense.
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                                    • #19
                                      Love Equaide.

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                                      • #20
                                        I would check with your veterinarian and use whatever he recommends.

                                        There are excellent products that contain copper sulfate.
                                        Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                        Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

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