"Airborne Theory (Aka. Theo) is a Thoroughbred/Irish Sport Horse that I have owned for two years. I came across Theo while horse shopping for a friend but he was quickly sold to someone else! About a year later, I came across an ad while horse shopping for myself, and recognized his name. I made the call, and went to see him, and the rest is history!
Recently while I was out of town, Theo somehow cut his nose open (horses love to get in trouble when mom is away). I had heard good things about Theracyn Horse Wound Care so I wanted to give it a try. After consulting with my veterinarian, I used Theracyn Wound & Skin Care Spray to cleanse the wound and then used Theracyn Wound & Skin Care Hydrogel as a protective barrier. I couldn't be happier with the results! We are now on day 21 and the wound is healing beautifully! My vet was out visiting another patient recently and was thrilled to see how good Theo's nose was looking! - Megan Farkos, Theo's Mom
Treatment Time: 21 Days / Therapies Used: Day 1: Antibiotic Ointment. Day 2-21: Theracyn Wound & Skin Care Spray and Hydrogel
What should you do if your horse sustains an injury like Theo? First and foremost, ALWAYS consult with your veterinarian. Second, you should have a horse first aid kit stocked with ample supplies at all times. What type of products should you have with you?
- Wound Cleanser: First thing you will want to do is cleanse the wound. Flushing the wound with an anti-bacterial wound care spray is ideal. Theracyn Wound Care Spray is perfect for loosening debris and killing harmful bacteria! (kills 99.9999% of bacteria in 15 seconds)** This process can be the most important thing you can do for a wound! So make sure you have a good wound cleanser.
- Hydrogel: Once you clean the wound you will need to apply a barrier/moisturizer. The sight of an oozing wound may not be appealing, but these are white blood cells triggering the "clean up" and they need a moist environment to move in. Supplementing moisture with an ointment is an excellent course of action, but which Ointment/Barrier do we choose?
For the early stage of healing, a Hydrogel can be the perfect thickness; it keeps the wound moist all while allowing those white blood cells free movement. We recommend Theracyn Hydrogel. CLICK HERE to learn more about Theracyn. If you suspect your horse's wound is developing proud flesh, call your veterinarian.
- Ointment: Once a wound is nearly filled with new healthy tissue, a different type of support is needed from thicker wound ointments which can help soothe tissues and prevent scaring. These ointments help the tissues remain pliable and maintain their strength, and will also help create a barrier on the skin surfaces, trapping moisture beneath it and preventing irritation or dryness of new tissues. Thick ointments will also help prevent the wound from becoming itchy while healing, thus helping prevent your horse from rubbing it and re-opening the wound!
Corona Ointment is an excellent choice! With its lanolin-based formula it helps soothe irritated skin, prevents drying and cracking, and creates an excellent barrier against insects, moisture, and dirt. CLICK HERE to learn more.
In a head-to-head comparison, both Vetericyn® Plus and Theracyn™ reduced bacteria by 99.9999% in 15 seconds**
- Proven safe*, no-sting solution
- Veterinarian recommended
- Powered by Microcyn® Technology that has treated over 10 million patients, both human and animal
* When used as directed / ** Per a third party in vitro study completed on 12/1/16. Vetericyn® Plus is a registered trademark of Innovacyn, Inc. and is not associated with Manna Pro; Microcyn® is a registered trademark of Sonoma Pharmaceuticals.
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