Proud Flesh Eliminator - EQUAIDE - The First and Last Aid for Horse Wounds and Skin Disorders
I want to thank Melanie for sharing these pictures of DeeLion with us and for all her support. DeeLion's injury occurred on February 5, 2002 during a plane ride from Florida to Dominica, West Indies. DeeLion was driven 5 hours on mountain roads to her farm where surgery was performed to reattach some tissues to the leg. The prognosis was very poor without substantial skin grafting and additional surgeries. Daily wrapping with antibiotic creams from the veterinarian and antibiotic injections twice daily for three weeks. The bone that was exposed was 3 inches long by 1 inch wide on the inside upper cannon. The veterinarian had a poor prognosis for bone exposed for such a long period of time without skin grafting surgery.
|First Picture - Feb. 26, 2002||Latest Picture - July 11, 2003||Sequence - click on pictures|
had been on daily painkiller
medication and was not eating well,
losing weight and very depressed.
her vet decided that euthanasia was
probably the most humane course of
action and made the appointment, and
dug the hole.
Melanie looked on the internet and found our Equaide web site and gave us a call. After she faxed us the information, we Federal Expressed out the Equaide. Melanie postponed the euthanasia.
Unfortunately it takes 5 days to Federal Express something to the West Indies. While waiting for the Equaide to arrive I recommended she use sugar treatments on the wound to stimulate granulation over the exposed bone. This was done for 3 days and the Equaide arrived and was started on a daily basis.
February 26, 2002. First two pictures were taken before the first sugar treatment and 3 days before Equaide. Bone exposed, wound infected.
March 1, 2002. Wound granulating in, just before first application of Equaide.
March 3-13, 2002. Wound is beginning to heal nicely.
March 22, 2002. Unfortunately for Melanie and DeeLion, the Equaide solution was used up on March 19. It took another 5 days to Federal Express more solution to the West Indies. Without the Equaide, Excessive Granulation Tissue quickly began to manifest itself. Melanie received some more Equaide by March 24.
March 24, 2002. First Day back on Equaide. Excessive granulation tissue was forming and the wound was not healing properly.
March 28, 2002. Healthy tissue growth. Obvious skin growing on all edges. No signs of proud flesh.
March 31, 2002. Wow! What a difference compared to the first picture. Please keep those pictures coming and THANKS!
April 6, 2002. Front and side views. Wound continues to heal nicely. DeeLion is walking soundly and enjoys going outside again.
April 20, 2002. Front and side views. Rapid skin regeneration is apparent. The size of the wound is noticeably smaller and the granulation tissue is well below skin level and healing fast.
May 20, 2002. Melanie ran out of Equaide for 21 days and wasn't able to resume using it until May 13th. "Equaide really works and we never want to run out again!! We will keep it on hand always. Equaide has removed all proud flesh and DeeLion is healing rapidly once again. Thank You!" Melanie.
More pictures - July 11, 2003 - Thanks Melanie
"Hi Traci, All of these were taken on July 11, 2003. That is more than a year since the last photo. Wow! Well, he looks great wouldn't you say? Cheers, Melanie"
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