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Old 16-08-2010, 04:40 PM   #1
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Typical brainless TB had a rug on today for the first time.

Stood nicely while I put it on and adjusted it. kept him tied up wlile i put his feed out in the paddock...watching him.

He preceded to chew the corners, and then somehow got his mouth stuck on the chest strap (it is one of those ones you adjust once and then just clip on)...threw his head around but stood pretty well until i got there (20 seconds max) and unclipped him.

The damage:

He was bleeding a bit from the gums on both sides of his mouth under his tongue, and I can see that the top layer of flesh has come away a bit on both sides (looks like a bad graze on each side).

Seeing as this is on the INSIDE of his mouth, what antiseptic to use????

What healing products to use?? / treatment??????????
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Old 16-08-2010, 04:51 PM   #2
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No need for any treatment as the mouth is the fastest part of the body to heal....if you wanted to you should or could have put iodine on it, but really not worth it....he will be ok, no major damage done (stitches needed) going to be all ok!
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There is not much you can do with mouth/tongue wounds. No anticeptic required. Being a very moist area it should heal real quick.
A jab of bute will help if it is a serious doozie, other than that he'll live.
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Old 16-08-2010, 05:44 PM   #4
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thanks guys - have never experienced a mouth wound so i thought I would see if treatment was indeed required.

I have some bute granules, may give him those for the next couple of days.
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Old 16-08-2010, 08:43 PM   #5
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I'd just wash it out daily with some saline in a syringe, make sure no excess feed/grass/junk isn't getting stuck in it that the horse isn't flushing out itself.

It doesn't sound bad enough for bute ?

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yeh probably not bad enough for bute.

He is a bit stupid when you compare him to my other horse lol - he is food obsessed and will eat cardboard if i fed it to him lol!
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it may not sound bad enough for bute, but being a mouth injury, it may stop him from eating. So a mild painkiller will probly help him
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Old 17-08-2010, 12:16 PM   #8
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As bon&ted said saline, also try coilidal silver. Silly boy
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I do have colloidal silver

He was eating ok this morning... I suppose he was eating slower than usual.

I have bute granules, its not gonna hurt to give him some for a couple of days.
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