Wounds, Cuts & Lacerations in Horses
As every horse owner knows, horses have a way of getting themselves into trouble...with fences, obstacles, other horses, features in the environment. But they also know how resilient, brave and enduring horses can be, even in the most dire and stressful circumstances.
Miller's Equine Salve and Wound Spray can be used for injuries to the skin. However, if the injury requires vet attention it is best not to do anything at all until your vet has a chance to evaluate the injury and decide on a course of treament.
If a vet or medical attention is not available, Miller's can be used as a wound cleaner and treatment. Even if you have no other means of cleaning or treating an injury, spraying the area with Miller's Wound Spray will assist in killing germs, warding off infection, providing relief from pain and keeping insects away from the site.
Some General Cautions:
Seek vet attention is you cannot stop the bleeding or if you know your horse has severed an artery, tension or bone.
Seek vet attention if your horse is in shock.
Seek vet attention if the injury seems acute, severe or catastrophic.
If you can apply pressure to a bleeding injury, do so, but avoid cutting off blood supply to extremities.
If you wrap an injury, use a non-stick pad and do not cut off circulation. If you see swelling, remove the wrap and reapply. Sometimes applying pressure with a towel, shirt, piece of cloth, or whatever you have on hand is the only thing you can do.
Some of our customers have used Miller's Equine for puncture wounds. Using a sterile syringe filled with either the spray or the salve, insert the syringe into the wound and press the plunger. This is risky and only advisable if you are confident the puncture is confined to flesh or muscle tissue. A syringe can be used to apply Miller's under the skin.