Proud Flesh, Wire Cuts, Sores & Skin Disorders In Horses
In case of bone, or deep tissue infection, it is advisable to from your veterinarian. Make sure you have control of underlying deep tissue, or bone infection before proceeding to avoid an abscess. Wash area with water or saline solution, then dry before each application. Do not use products containing alcohol, iodine, or hydrogen peroxide to clean area, as these ingredients damage fragile tissue, and inhibit healing. Electrolyzed salines solutions are especially beneficial in the early stages of a nasty, infected problems.
Stir well before applying. The salve is water-based, so add a few drops of water if formula has thickened, or begins to dry. The salve is not only powerful, but highly concentrated. A little formula goes a long way. Apply thin layer, and allow it to dry before bandaging.
Bandaging & Management
When treating moderate to severe issues on lower limbs, bandaging is recommended. It’s best to use non-stick telfa pads over area. The Telfa pad keeps formula on area being treated vs.formula absorbing into bandage. Non-stick pads work best, but you may use a disposable diaper for large areas. Bandage area with cotton quilt and standing bandage, or cotton padding and flexible self-adherent bandaging tape. Never use self-adherent type of tape without padding. If you are not comfortable bandaging area, the formula works effectively without bandaging. Improper bandaging may cause permanent damage. If area is infected, consult your veterinarian and change bandage daily first few days. After a couple days, you may taper down to a bandage change every 2-3 days. Keep in mind, minimal exercise is important to blood flow. Blood flow is critical to total wellness. Try to keep your horse in a position to get as much exercise as possible without hindering the process.
For non-bandaged areas, apply salve every day to clean, dry area. If salve does not fully rinse, or slough off, leave residual solution on area, and add a second layer. This will help the top layer slough better the next day, exposing clean, healthy tissue. The salve forms a protective coating over area, so wrapping is not crucial. Do not aggressively pick , or scrub area. Gently slough top layer, or use higher water pressure from hose.
Wrap Lower Limb Issues For Best Results
Although not necessary, bandaging may result in faster results on a leg injury. Bandaging plays a critical role in accelerating tissue growth, while reducing excessive granulation tissue (proud flesh) to leg areas. If you are not able to bandage the area, the tip above is helpful.