Dressing wounds with honey - update.

Gingernags

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She's behind you... heh heh heh!!!
You may remember this, after kicking her leg through a wire square fence and removing the skin so nothing was stitchable.

Wound after accident


A couple of weeks after using the honey dressing


Well this is it now... about 2 months on


Remember this wasn't healing, getting wet was making proud flesh worse and the heat and flies were a real problem, so we started using pure honey on a gauze dressing and bandaging over that.

Its been slow process but have to say I'm pleased with it. I think keeping it covered has meant its taken a bit longer to heal, but its kept infection at bay and we've never had antibiotics. Should be a minimal scar I think. Hard work but almost there now!

(the little blood spot is just where she's caught herself, we try to keep boots over it now)
 

amymay

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I think that you've done an amazing, amazing job on this.

You'll remember that I was all for you having the vet, antibiotics etc.

Just shows you what hard work, perseverence, and good old fashioned common sense can do.

Well done
 

Moggy in Manolos

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Yes i too have become interested in this honey thing old_girl,i have always heard of its healing properties but not in relation to horses,soam gonna have to keep some at hand
Excellent work on your horses wound coppertop
 

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I had never heard of using honey before but seeing your pics I am very impressed.I think I may well just have to get some to keep up the yard with my first aid stuff.
 

PapaFrita

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That's brilliant!! Sugar works really well too in deep wounds. We treated one of our dogs with it after he got into a fight and made a big hole in his side. No scars at all although we had to spray fly repellent on it for obv reasons.
 
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