Flank Injury

Flank Injury In Horses

The colt named Mush was severely injured by a gate latch while turned out in a field. The latch cut a huge gash along his side. He had two ribs surgically removed, and had countless internal and external sutures. Neither the internal, nor external sutures held. Mush’s owner, who lives in England, has kept us up to date on his progress. As you can see, the surface is smooth with absolutely no scar tissue, or raised surface. Final photo shows shaved area. The owner began using the salve approximately two weeks after the injury. Entire duration was 60 days. The salve is endorsed by Mush’s veterinarian, Dr. Alistar Lees, MRCVS, Shavehill Equine Clinic, UK.


Owner applied salve to with brush that comes with salve

Every few days, owner painted on new layer of salve as needed

Many medications cause proud flesh, others will slow healing right down and when proud flesh is present scarring is inevitable. A T.B. yearling, Mush, gashed his side open in a freak accident with a gate latch. The stitching broke down within three days, and he was left with a gaping wound. There was a dilemma as to what to use. Then, after a short time the groom started to use a proud flesh salve. I did not see the horse for about 8 weeks and when I did I just could not believe how rapidly the area closed. My original prognosis for the wound to look anything like closing was December/January and in the healing, I was expecting to have to debride proud flesh. I am now using PF Wonder Salve on a horse with a serious wire injury to its pastern and heel. This horse has been treated for two months with little healing taking place. In a week of using the salve there is a noticeable improvement in the lessening of the proud flesh and the area looking a lot healthier. I am both surprised and impressed.

Alister Lees,
BVetMed MRCVS, Veterinary Surgeon, Shavehill Equine Clinic