By Horse & Rider | 2/1/2016
What Proud Flesh Is:
As your horse's wound begins to heal, pinkish granulation tissue fills in the gaps between soft tissues. Granulation tissue normally stops forming as the skin edges grow together to close the wound. But when healing doesn't go according to plan, the granulation tissue becomes exuberant-it keeps growing until it bulges above skin level, so newly formed skin can't grow over the wound. That's proud flesh.
When Proud Flesh happens:
Proud flesh tends to form in wounds below your horse's knees and hocks, where there's little soft tissue between skin and bone, and where movement constantly tugs the wound's edges. It's most likely to occur in places with lots of movement, such as over joints, or when a complication, such as infection, slows healing.
How to prevent Proud Flesh:...
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My favorite ointment to put on cuts is Equaide, a clay based drying agent. I’ve used it for over a decade on all sorts of cuts, even large cuts that should have had stitches. The wounds heal fast and correct. It is a must have in any first aid kit.
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