I've just finished looking after a cob with a wire cut through the back of his pastern. Has been taking over two weeks to close because of where it is. While the cut was very much open, I washed with diluted hibiscrub, sprayed with iodine, and bandaged when it was dry. After a week, when the wound was starting to heal, I left him in unbandaged for a few hours in an empty stable (no bedding, just concrete). Hay was given in a hay net above the floor, and bandaged again before putting him back into his own stable. When it was almost healed (shutting but not staying shut), I took the bandages off completely and instead hosed the leg and sprayed with blue/purple spray daily whilst checking for any heat or swelling.
Keeping the wound clean is important, but sometimes fussing over it too much can prevent it from healing.
I have not, I didn’t know that it could be used to heal wounds! I will definitely try it though, thank you so much!
Have you tried honey? It can seem surprising but it has powerful healing effects, it has antiseptic effects too!
I clean them every day to get any dirt out, and then I either put wonder dust on or I put a heavy ointment on them. They just don’t seem to heal though... they have been there for over a month. It is also tough because she loses her back leg often and it kind of rolls over and it will keep opening the cut...