Post Number: 1
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 07:47 pm: ||
I just rescued a 3 yr old that was butchered as he was being gelded. He was slit from one end to the other because they couldnt find sa testicle ( he still has 1) I've got him healed up everywhere except between his "thighs"? I can't seem to get that to heal, any ideas?? He's very very calm and I'm able to keep the area clean but I just can't seem to get the any air to the area, please help
Senior Stallion or Mare
Post Number: 2695
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 08:55 pm: ||
hmm, I have no ideas, but I'm sure someone here has been thru it. How old is the wound, and is it just a matter of trying to keep it dry enough to heal? Have you tried (i know it sounds weird) cornstarch baby powder? I had to do something similar under the front leg of one of my mares once, and with no airflow, it was always wet and nasty. I started coating it with baby powder and it healed quite quickly.
Post Number: 125
|Posted on Monday, November 16, 2009 - 11:06 pm: ||
I would maybe try putting some "WonderDust" on it as long as it is in the thigh area and not a terribly deep wound, it is used for proud flesh so it dries out the wound really well. The baby powder doesn't sound like a bad idea either except it would not have the medication that the wonderdust has to help close it. Good luck, I hope he is doing better soon.
(Message edited by bbhorses on November 16, 2009)
Post Number: 881
|Posted on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 - 12:19 am: ||
I definately wouldn't use Wonder Dust, my vet despises it, and I've not had any luck with it. Has a vet seen this horse? You don't want it closing too quickly with castrations, as it needs to drain.
I'd talk to your vet, as that is a sensitive area, and putting any sort of medication that is wrong, would be BAD. I'd probably just use some Neosporine to help keep it disinfected, or maybe wash it with some dilute nolvasan solution (NOT scrub)?
Senior Stallion or Mare
Post Number: 1018
|Posted on Thursday, November 19, 2009 - 01:08 am: ||
So I guess I'll put in my two cents. There are some very good anti-bacterial sprays that might work. It depends on how deep it is. I'd watch it closely and keep it clean. If you use soap, make sure it is one that will rinse off very well, such as Ivory.
But I have no experience with the kind of thing you describe.
Post Number: 33
|Posted on Wednesday, November 25, 2009 - 02:28 am: ||
hey have you tried natural honey ??? magic stuff..i have used it for years and its the best thing ive ever used as far as wounds and toast are concerned!!!..just a tip..because this is such delicate skin..i wouldnt be trying to dry it out too much! I know of a mare that split this area while eventing and they also used honey she was back in work within a few weeks...they put honey on then an antibiotic powder over it and it made a paste over the wound.