Regardless of the cause, all wounds must be cleaned and kept free of dirt and debris. Daily washing with antibacterial soap, and the application of Equiderma Calendula Wound Ointment, will guarantee a successful outcome for your horse.
Our 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, and lack 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 the excessive tension and motion. Injuries in this part of the anatomy tend to produce excessive granulation tissue, otherwise known as proud flesh. This proud flesh is a protrusion from the skin surface, and is accompanied by inflammation. It can significantly impact the horse’s 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, can 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 excessive tissue, then tightly wrap the wound to immobilize it, hoping 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:
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. WOUND CARE STORIES:
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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.
The particular product to use may vary depending on the type of wound your horse has sustained. Equiderma Neem Shampoo and Equiderma Calendula & Neem Wound Ointment may be a good start to repairing the wound. If you need more assistance, please don’t hesitate to call us at 1-800-573-1020.
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