September 10, 2013 19:54
This horse sustained a simple cut in pasture.
It is now quite sore and festering.
Treatment includes bandaging, lot of hydro and is on meds.
Photo Credit: Dr. Domoslai
February 15, 2012 10:34
Question: Having the same problem with this horse. Keeps opening the wound on the front of his leg. Thanks very much to Dory for the Bitter Apple, however, did not work. Any ideas? Was wondering about a powder of some kind that will get into his nostrils and deter him. He really is not chewing it so much as rubbing it open with his nose. He is out with the other horses now and his leg seems to be working very well. The tendon, as you said, has scarred down and he is pretty well sound on the leg. Roxanna
Answer: Sometimes preparation H helps a lot with the itching of a wound. Is it on front of hock (hind leg) or front of carpus (front leg)? Wounds that were on front of these joints have high movement and minimal extra skin to close fully so the horse ends up with an epithelialized mature scar. These have little structural strength and frequently reopen or crack and ooze permanently. Dr. Wayman DVM
Answer: Thanks for your question Roxanna. I agree with Dr. Wayman, these wounds are difficult to heal properly because of the leg structure. An option is to reopen the wound, take it down to the granulation bed, debride and freshen skin edges. Dr. Domoslai DVM