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Horse Cut Hoof On Wire Mesh Fence

Author: Kendra K.
Skill: Veterinarian
Date: 07-19-2013
Views: 1,576
Word Count: 244
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Testimonial ID: 8740-OR

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I returned home after being gone for a week to find that my mare had a horrible cut on her hoof that had gone undetected for several days. Not only that, it was caked and crusted with mud and manure, and it smelled rotten. I could not tell how deep it was, but it was deep.

I soaked some cotton in diluted Thieves Cleaner and wrapped it on with vet rap to get some of the crust off. I applied oils, and a herbal poultice, then wrapped it up. It was cut from the cleft of her frog, like she got hung up on wire mesh fence, straight up the back of her heel (on the hoof) about 2 or 3 inches around the side of her pastern.

I used Melrose, Lavender, Purification, Helichrysum, Frankincense, and Animal Scents ointment over the course of the next few weeks. I was really worried because of the location and the depth of the wound and the infection already in there, that the infection would go into her coffin bone.

It took time, but it healed up amazingly well, there is hardly even a scar on her leg, the hair just grows a little funny there. There is a scar down the back of her heel on her hoof, but it is minimal. There was never any hint of proud flesh or scar tissue. Injuries like this rarely heal without nasty, scaly scar tissue.

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