LITTLE BROWNIE’S AWESOME WOUND RECOVERY JOURNEY … As told by his Mom ~ Laura
Meet Laura, a long-time Equiderma customer and her little quarter horse gelding, Brownie with his friend Chance.
Brownie was injured while being bullied by another horse.
The photos below depict the progression of Brownies wound from day one to full recovery.
*Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment was not introduced into the treatment of Brownie’s wound until the twelfth day after injury. Please note the acceleration in healing.
“One day, I came out to the barn to find that Brownie had gotten into some trouble. Another horse rammed Brownie into a latch on one of the stall doors… The result was truly horrible.”
“This is the culprit that caused the injury. If you have these kind of latches you may want to consider changing them to something safer. They are responsible for lots of injuries like Brownie’s.”
Day 1 – “Our vet worked for 4 hours to repair the damage. He said in his 35 years of practicing, this wound was in the top 10 of the worst he had ever treated. The cost of stitches… $700.00. Brownie had a long road to recovery…or so I thought.”
DAY 2 – “There was a lot of swelling.
I knew the stitches wouldn’t hold up for long.”
DAY 5 – “The front stitches were the first to go.
I started him on antibiotics and waited to see what happened.”
Day 7 – “Most of the stitches have come out and the wound is beginning to show signs of infection. ”
Day 10 -“Time for the follow-up vet check. Dr. Lewis came out and cleaned the wound. It looked better when he left that day. He told me to use Betadine and flush it well. But other plans were in the works.”
Day 12 – “Things are looking pretty bad and I am growing more and more worried for Brownie. ”
~THE TURNING POINT ~
LET THE HEALING BEGIN!
DAY 12 – At this point, I sought the help of a trusted friend and the creator of Equiderma, Bethany Padgett. We made a plan to care for the wound.
I did this twice a day for the next month. The results were amazing.
Time To Get Down to Business
Bethany showed me her system of wound healing.
1. I would start with hydrogen peroxide and drench the wound. This would loosen any scabs and dead tissue while also oxygenating the area.
2. Next I used Equiderma Neem and Arnica Shampoo and scrubbed all the debris away, then rinsed with cool water.
3. Then came the flushing of the pocket. The skin had ripped away from the muscle above the back wound and had made a deep pocket. Bethany said infection could get in there quick so we used chlorhexadine solution and a large syringe to flush out the pocket until no more dead tissue and pus remained.
4. After all dead tissue was removed and the wound was clean, I would dry the wound and then apply Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment.
5. I did this morning and night – Twice a day.
Day 12 since injury. “After cleaning and prior to the first wound ointment application. I would apply the ointment thoroughly on and around the wound and inside the pocket (with a smaller syringe). The ointment kept the flies off, but it was the middle of summer in Florida so I gave it a couple mists of neem fly spray just for good measure.
Day 1 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 18 since injury – “The wound has been treated with Equiderma Wound Ointment for 6 days. The healing that has taken place is remarkable.”
Day 6 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 19 since injury – “I have used the Equiderma Calendula Wound ointment for 7 days in this picture, SO AMAZING!
I was cleaning the wound 2 times a day, morning and evening.”
Day 7 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 23 – “It’s looking better every day. All signs of infection are gone. It is as healthy as a wound can be!”
11 days with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 25 since injury – “The pocket has almost healed at this point.”
Day 13 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 30 – “A steady march to complete healing is happening right before my eyes. I am amazed and happy. So is Brownie.”
Day 18 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 37 – “Only seven days later and the wound is half the size.”
Day 25 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 40 – “It’s shriiiinking! ”
Day 28 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 55 – “Looking great behind but still has a good way to go up front.”
Day 43 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
Day 75 – “Brownie’s wound is all healed and as good as new. Just a small scar to serve as a reminder of this tough time we shared. He was a little saint throughout the entire treatment.”
Day 63 with Equiderma Wound Ointment
~ Brownie Enjoying Better Days ~
And we all lived happily ever after…
“Thank you for taking the time to read my wound care journey with Brownie. It was a tough time for both of us, but with the aid of Equiderma Wound Ointment we were able to heal him fast without infection. My tack box will never be without it.” Laura
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