WOUND CARE STORIES

Regardless of the cause, all wounds must be cleaned and kept free of dirt and debris. Daily washing with antibacterial soap and application of Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment will guarantee a successful outcome for your horse.
Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment has shown remarkable results in the treatment of horse wounds and the prevention of “proud flesh.” Wounds on horses can be difficult and slow to heal, especially below the knee or hock, primarily because the legs are comprised of bone, tendons and ligaments, lacking underlying muscle.
The skin is relatively thin and the tight surface makes suturing difficult. Even after wounds are stitched, they often break open due to excessive tension and motion. Injuries in this part of the anatomy tend to produce excessive granulation tissue, otherwise known as "proud flesh." Proud flesh is a protrusion from the skin surface and is accompanied by inflammation. It can significantly impact the horse's performance ability and appearance, which can ultimately affect its value.
Many potions have been developed to eat away granulation tissue, but they have generally been caustic substances. Caustic substances destroy healthy tissue and the exuberant granulation tissue. This approach is painful. The caustic substances may cause further damage to the wound and inhibit healing.
Home remedies suggest a paste of sugar and iodine as a cover up, or meat tenderizer, but they are completely ineffective. Left untreated this condition can result in a veterinarian having to cut away or cauterize the excess tissue, then tightly wrap the wound to immobilize it in hopes that the proud flesh does not grow back. It is a sad fact that in most cases, this approach fails.

TREATMENT

Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment promotes healing and stops the production of proud flesh. With proper use it will accomplish the following:
  • Aid in the treatment and healing of infected and superficial wounds in horses and other animals.
  • Guard against bacterial and fungal conditions typical of stable and outdoor environments.
  • Prevent the creation of proud flesh if used at the onset of a wound.
  • Repels insects. You will not need to use pesticides to keep insects out of the wound. Calendula and Neem are superstars in the herbal world for healing and as an insect repellant.

Calendula has been proven to speed the healing of burns, bruises, and cuts, and the infections they cause. Studies show that calendula speeds healing by increasing blood flow to the injury, and helping the body produce collagen proteins used to heal skin and connective tissue.

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