My mare (Hunny the Missouri Fox Trotter), had an unusual knack for injuring herself. Every time we were getting somewhere in training she did something new to herself! However, this wire cut took the cake. My girl developed a nasty habit of pawing at wire fences. We have since invested in an electric wire which has solved the problem. For this particular cut, she caught her fetlock on the fence, and pulled, tearing the wire from the bottom of her coronet band up through her heel bulb onto her fetlock. My farrier was scheduled to be out a short time later and he thought she may be lame for the rest of her life from this injury.
At this point in the summer, I had an entire tack store of ointments and sprays in my first aid kit so I thought no big deal. I started doing typical wound care on this such as soaking every 24 hours in Epsom salts to keep it clean, applying my ointments that were professed 99% effective and wrapped the wound. Well after a week and a half of NO progress I was not only worried but very frustrated. I was listening to the Horses in the Morning on the Horse Radio network and they were talking about Equiderma. Well, I figured I have nothing to lose, so might as well check it out. I went to the website and purchased the Calendula and Neem ointment. I was so upset by this point that I wasn’t expecting much. While I waited for the ointment to arrive I continued my wound regimen. Well, the ointment arrived in a few short days (I was expecting a week!), and as soon as I got it I drove to the stable to try it out.
I had been documenting this wound care on my Facebook account, desperate for someone to offer some other ointment to use, anything to make this wound heal. I created a 4 photo collage of the Equiderma ointment (included in the testimony) of the wound just after cleaning, the ointment, and the ointment applied. I put the bandage back on and played the waiting game.
Now, generally I only remove a bandage every 24 hours, but the next day I was SO excited to see if there was progress that I just had to remove the bandage and check the wound. Her skin flap was COMPLETELY reattached! I was speechless, I literally had no words. My eyes teared up as I checked over the wound. Her wound was obviously smaller. I took a photo and posted it to my Facebook account. Everyone was shocked at how well this healed in such short a time! I continued use of the ointment and wrapping. After a day we started hand walking because Hunny’s pain was gone. After a week the wound was down to an inch and a half in diameter. After two weeks it was the size of a dime. Now, her scar is nearly indecipherable. Every time my farrier comes out he comments on how amazing her fetlock looks. Every one of my friends on Facebook that watched out progress using this ointment comments when they see us and ask to see her scar. No one can believe it.
Equiderma gave me my horse back and kept me from losing her to possible life-long lameness. I will never use another ointment again. I continue to purchase Equiderma products to grow my collection. I advocate it to our local tack shops. My friends are all adding it to their first aid kit. I love this ointment, love the small business, and love having my beautiful riding partner back. Thanks, Equiderma! –
Chantel Williams and Hunny the Missouri Fox Trotter