Proud Flesh in Horses - Treatment
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The proud fleshed formed after six weeks of improper treatment and before I started to work on it.
Close-up of the above.
The above just one day after the caustic powder application.
Close-up of the above.
This is what came off after the second day of using the powder.
The wound after the second application of caustic powder, and before scrubbing.
After scrubbing and before the application of Furazone.
The third day of treatment.
The arrows point are the developing permanent scaring due to the improper treatment done in the past six weeks.
It is recommended, that you find another way of dealing with the proud flesh, if and when you do not know what you are doing, or are not experienced in how to handle your horse, especially during the scrubbing of the wound, lest you will make matters worse or even get injured in the process.
The below are the links to the websites that provide fairly poor and insufficient information, or better said misinformation, about how to deal with proud flesh.
|The wound after second two-day treatment with powder, which was of course applied after
the two days of Furazone.
|The arrow points out the remnant of the powder, which must be removed and is often fairly stubborn to get rid off (see video).||The same day, which was actually the sixth day of
treatment, after the wound got scrubbed
and all the remnant of the powder was removed,
as seen in the video.
|Once the wound is scrubbed after
the use of powder, it should look like this,
bleeding, in which case the Furazone is applied for the next two days.
The horse was moved before the treatment was completely finished and so there are no picture available after the treatment was finished.
Message: I would just like to say thank
you to the man who took the time to make the article and the video about the
proud flesh removal. My horse had proud flesh that had been there for a year and
we used the caustic powder and the furazone and did everything he said and it
worked great!! thank you very much!!
Message: I felt like I needed to thank you
and let you know the good you have done. I feel so lucky to have found your
video on cleaning a wound and preventing proud flesh. My horse got cut, somehow
this winter, below the pastern right at the bend. The cut was about 4-5 inches
long,1 inch deep and gapping. Needleless to say, all I could do was to bring her
in out of the foot of mud and clean it. I didn't think it could ever heal right
considering every time she picked up her foot it got bigger, I ran and got a
tetanus and some antibiotics. I felt like your info is what really helped her
and me know what do. Knowing the pressure of scrubbing and wound treatment. I
used (2)sanitary napkins for the bandage (also cheaper) and it helped having the
adhesive on the back to connect together and make a tight bell around before
using duck tape and then the outside wrapping. It took around two months of
continuing scrubbing, treatment, and not allowing a scab to form so it could
heal from the inside out. She is fine today and her hair covers the scar.
wasn't easy or fun, but did form a bond with this green broke horse that is
amazing. I truly thank God for you and your help!
I would like to add to the above feedback, as the person learned on her own, that the bonding with people or animals, in this case with a horse, does not come through pleasures or fun, but rather during the struggles of life, as in her case.