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Re: RC: Proud flesh remedy?

In a message dated 5/24/99 6:53:30 PM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<< My reasoning has been that if exercise didn't help prevent proud
 flesh, then why do all those little nicks and scrapes our own horses get
 never go to proud flesh? >>

Because the little nicks aren't deep enough or don't interrupt enough 
circulation to elicit a granulation reaction.

<< Do BLM/feral/wild horses ever get proud flesh
 on them?  What prevents it if not the exercise? >>

They most certainly do, if they have deep wounds below the hock or knee.  
Some feral horses have really nasty-looking old injuries that never got 
attention.  But if wounded severely, they also frequently die because they 
are easy prey for predators, and in severe weather conditions (either heat or 
cold) are limited in their ability to forage and find water, which also makes 
them more apt to not survive.


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