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    Hi All,

    Quick question.

    In the family we have a horse who's had a large and severe, sliced skin and muscular injury. She keeps chewing/licking her stitches and this has caused the injury to split again.

    We have vets coming out again but in the mean time, wanted to know of anyone has any suggestions to stop the chewing/licking, or maybe deter it? She is stabled.

    Or any advice for those who may have had a horse with similar injury or a vet.

    Any help would be really great, thank you.






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    Poor horse!

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    Don't know much about horses, but can you get a big collar, like what a dog would wear? The ones that stop them licking stitches I mean. Poor horse

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    Have you wrapped it with a Coban bandage?

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    Where is the injury? - can it be bandaged until the vet arrives? Or if it's on the body could you pop a rug over it to keep it covered.

    Other ideas - a bit of bitter tasting substance (cribstop or 4aces ointment or something similar) around the wound could deter licking/chewing.

    A couple of biscuits of hay in a Haynet with very small holes to keep the horse occupied for a while.

    Hope you find a solution that works and that the wound heals well

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    Try baby oil they generally don't like the taste or Avon skin so soft bath oil they use it for qld itch too

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    Default Re: *Trigger Warning* Any horse owners on at present?

    If it's a leg could you try wrapping it? Maybe with something light like vet wrap.

    If it's on its body could you put a light rug on? Might help.

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    No advice on top of what's been given, just wanted to say poor horse! Hoping for a quick recovery.

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    Thank you very much for all the responses everyone. I will pass this onto mum.

    The injury is straight down her chest. From top the breast muscle down the chest, under the chest and stops inline with the elbow. It is very deep and she has had her muscles sewn back together and her skin as well.

    However she's just undoing it.

    Edit: Rug might just work.

    I will pass the messages on about the taste deterants and hopefully something works to deter her.

    She's just an awesome little horse too


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    This probably sounds really stupid, but what about fashioning a *bra* for the horse. Something that would have a hole for her front legs to go through, that will fasten down the back? I think I am probably showing how inexperienced with horses I am...

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