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Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.
I believe Lacey kicked her, as when I walked out to feed I didn't notice it, but when I went to dump her grain I saw...it was so fresh it wasn't swollen yet. I got iodine put on it & wound spray (by Farnam) & got it sprayed. Any other kind of treatment y'all would recommend?? IMAGE(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/KountryGirlKreationz/Horses/Jackie/2009/May/IMG_052109.jpg) I tried to get a side view so you can kinda see the swelling. IMAGE(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb252/KountryGirlKreationz/Horses/Jackie/2009/May/IMG1_052109.jpg)
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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Unless MP corrects me, in the future I wouldn't iodine a wound like this one. If you have some furacin or biozide either would be good. Also... important... get some SWAT cream (if you don't already have it) and put it along the outside of the cut but don't touch the cut with it.

That looks bad... but it will heal nicely.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Unless MP corrects me, in the future I wouldn't iodine a wound like this one. If you have some furacin or biozide either would be good. Also... important... get some SWAT cream (if you don't already have it) and put it along the outside of the cut but don't touch the cut with it.

That looks bad... but it will heal nicely.

Ok my guy at the feed store told me to iodine it.
I have NO CLUE what furacin or biozide are or what SWAT cream is.

HELP!!! lol

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Poor Jackie! I bet it will heal really well though. My old horse Ricky cut himself much worse in that same spot (his nose skin was basically hanging off) and it healed with barely a scar. Of course we had to have that stitched but... I think that area just tends to heal pretty well.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Furacin (it comes under other brands and names as well): http://www.horse.com/Fura-Septin-Wound-T..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Biozide: http://www.123tack.com/performance-produ..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

SWAT (or any other cream or roll on that doesn't run): http://www.horse.com/Farnam-Swat-Fly-Rep..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Furacin (it comes under other brands and names as well): http://www.horse.com/Fura-Septin-Wound-T..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Biozide: http://www.123tack.com/performance-produ..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

SWAT (or any other cream or roll on that doesn't run): http://www.horse.com/Farnam-Swat-Fly-Rep..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

K...thanks!!

Does Tractor Supply carry the 1st 2 things??
I do believe I may have seen the SWAT there before.
Will check tomorrow.

I think it'll heal fine, I honestly don't think its bad enough for stitches, we'll see.

Thanks again ACC!

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

your poor baby, hope she heals fast

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Ok checked TSC website & they have a Fura-Zone which is like that 1 you posted.

No SWAT but I think they have something similar.

I do have this already...does it sound good?
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/...|14513|14518|29144?listingPage=true&Special=false" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Tractor Supply should carry all three. Either one of the first two is fine. I use Biozide personally but my vet uses the Fura stuff (and supports my use of the Biozide anyway :laugh1 ).

Oh I just saw your new post. I've never used Wonder Dust, but just based on the things I've read about it, I don't think I'm a fan. I would throw that question to MP. Can't go wrong with the Fura-Zone IMO.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Best topical ointment to have on hand , hands down is nolvasan ointment...I keep 2 big tubs on hand at all times, but mine are about empty due to my fergies leg wound that is about 5 weeks old now, but doing great! Fura sorta creeps me due to the warning label, like we need just one more carcinogen in our lives. I use nolvasan on everything. I have a gallon of the liquid too. I wash wounds with old fashion ivory soap and then top with nolvasan, that is what my vets in FL all used. Even for repro stuff the mares were preped with Ivory the orgional mild one.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

[color=#8000BF][b]Ok checked TSC website & they have a Fura-Zone which is like that 1 you posted.
No SWAT but I think they have something similar.

TSC near you (Lngvw) carries Swat. That's where I got mine. ;)

Fura sorta creeps me due to the warning label, like we need just one more carcinogen in our lives.

While I do not disagree, I have had a large tub of Nitrofurazone on hand for years now (same tub) :lol: I seldom use the stuff, but when I do (with my large menagerie) it gives great results. I suspect the danger creeps up when is it used often. :? But for an occasional cut, srape, bump, I am not losing sleep over it yet. Though if there are equal result, safer products out there, why not use those.

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It's only dangerous if you, like, swim in it and eat it for breakfast. that's pretty much what they did to the lab animals it gave cancer to as far as what I have heard.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

This is one of the primary ointments in my first aide kit...It does a fantastic job and with little scaring, however, it is rather sticky as it seals the wound (never have I had fly problems with one either).
http://www.tractorsupply.com/webapp/wcs/..." onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

When Luna decided to rip a 5" tear open his chest on an old metal post we found along the back fence line (the only thing that fit the wound and actually had a bit of blood on it). It didn't cut any muscle, tendons or anything like that, but did put a big "rip" all the way through his skin, down to the muscles. It only took a week - 10 days to heal completely. You cannot even see a ruffle in his coat where he even cut himself - let alone find a scar.

Edit to add - this was after the loose stitches the vet put in.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

It's only dangerous if you, like, swim in it and eat it for breakfast. that's pretty much what they did to the lab animals it gave cancer to as far as what I have heard.

:? Oh darn. I was plastering that pretty green sfuff on my breakfast toast. I guess I will start buying (jalapeno) jelly instead. :twisted:

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

That looks nasty - are you sure it's a kick it looks awfully like a wire tear - hope it gets better soon.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Judith the closest 1 to me is in Marshall, but will check there here in bit when I leave work.

Do y'all think I should give her a tetnus shot since I'm not positive on how it happened??

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Yes give her a tetanus if she hasn't been vaccinated.

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Well I'll pick up a tetnus tomorrow...but my TSC was almost bare...so all I could get was this...

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

when it scabs over try a mixture of Zinc ointment, aloe vera gel and sometimes I add hydrocortizon. Works wonders for most anything, I've used it on anything from really deep cuts to just little itchy stuff. It's awsome for sunburn too as the zinc is a sunblock. If you intend to use it on a leg wound make sure the zinc and cotizone are free of petroleum, thats actually the main reason I started with the stuff, most of my salves all had petroleum in them. :hammer
I have furazone but I dont think I've used it for anything except the first few days when Chase had exposed coruim from the hoof injury.
And if it wasnt already too hot out I would recommend bacon grease, no joke the stuff is a great salve. just only in winter cause of flies, it upsets dogs a bit too. :lol:

A nose cut shoundnt be a problem, I think theres a lot of blood there or something, like horrid at first and heals in a hurry.

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I've always used saline to wash then a decent fly spray arround the wound and aloe vera on it untill it scabs then use pseudocreme to keep the scap flexible once its properly established.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

A nose cut shoundnt be a problem, I think theres a lot of blood there or something, like horrid at first and heals in a hurry.

Does bloodsupply have anything to do with it? :? My girl had a vertical cut under her eye. Nothing dramatic, nothing that needed stitching but a good year or so later, there still is a little scar. :cry:

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I keep doctoring it but its like she keeps hitting or scraping it as it keeps looking "fresh." :hammer :BH

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

Well, it looks like she's healing well.
Its closed up, just hasn't scabbed over, dunno if it will.
Here it is Sunday.

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Poor girly it still looks sore and looks like you might have some proud flesh there - you could ask your vet what to do about that...hope it heals quickly.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

That's a tough one. You'd think such a little sore would heal, but it's still open after all this time. Looks like a bit of proud flesh to me as well. I second having the vet look at it. It may need a stitch or two. Since horses use their muzzles to nose around for food constantly, it may be keeping it from healing...

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

I personally don't think its proud flesh. I think its where part of the skin was rolled back when she was cut. I don't think the vet would do anything with it at this point in time. Its been to long to consider stitching it. It looks like its healing from the bottom up it just hasn't scabbed over which may be due to some of the meds being used. Especially if your using something to prevent proud flesh. It looks nice and clean and as long as it doesn't start to look inflamed I would just continue doing what your doing.

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Re: Jackie has a boo boo...pretty bad cut.

No not proud flesh at all. I took that pic Sunday & by Tuesday it had scabbed over. That pic was taken not long after I had put the medicine on it, so I figure thats why it looks so "fresh". It had closed up, but just still red, as it was split open. Its healing just fine. I'll try & get a new pic this evening or tomorrow.

Thanks for all the input!!

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Ok here it is a week later from that other pic.

Healing nicely!!
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