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Re: RC: Proud Flesh/Sarcoid question

In a message dated 5/25/99 5:01:53 AM Pacific Daylight Time, writes:

<<  I've been
 told recently that picking scabs off such injuries will
 prevent proud flesh.  My husband (a dentist) doesn't think
 it's a good idea because he believes the scabs are on there
 for a good reason -- to protect the injured tissue.  Also,
 do horses ever get proud flesh above the knee/hock? >>

Proud flesh above the knee or hock is rare.  Because of that, wounds are 
managed differently depending on their location.  Above the knee or hock, I 
would agree with your husband and leave the scabs alone.  Below the knee or 
hock, removal of scabs and treatment with a caustic of some sort is 
beneficial.  Better yet is to manage the lower leg injuries under a wrap so 
that the scab never really forms.


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