Equaide was initially developed for horses to dissolve excessive granulation tissue (proud flesh) as well as to prevent it from forming. Equaide has also proven itself excellent for treating wire cuts, lacerations, scrapes, punctures, cracked heels, rain rot lesions and more.
Equaide is composed of anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, anti-fungal, and drying agents formulated for slow healing wounds and is ideal for the treatment of wounds on the legs of horses. Equaide will not burn, blister, slough or scar because it is uniquely balanced to dissolve and prevent proud flesh while it speeds healing. If there is evidence of bone infection or other deep infection, it is recommended that you do not use Equaide until the infection is treated. Equaide rapidly closes wounds and if there is an infection, there is the possibility that it will abscess.
Equaide is frequently used when suturing a wound is not possible or when wounds re-open.
Bandaging is not necessary, but is recommended for deep wounds and wounds below the knee or hock areas. Equaide won't drip off of dry wounds but could wipe off in tall grass.
Clean wound with soap and water, rinse well and dry.
If proud flesh is present and more than 1/2 inch thick, scrub it to produce a small amount of blood.
Stir the Equaide well and paint on a thin layer of Equaide to the wound. Equaide is a water-based solution, so if it has been stored for a while and the solution seems dry, simply add two or three drops of water and mix well.
Place a non-stick gauze pad on the wound and wrap with rolled gauze and a self adhering bandaging tape such as disposable Co-Flex. For large wounds, our Trauma pads or diapers can be used which are very economical.
If desired, place a standing wrap over the bandaged area for further protection.
Keep wrapped for 1 to 2 days then repeat procedure with cleansing. If there is or was infection present, you must change the bandage at least every other day until the infection is gone.
Once proud flesh is no longer protruding above the level of the skin, bandage changes can be done every 2 to 3 days.
For a pictorial demonstration on bandaging an area on the hind hock click on the link below.
Bandaging Presentation in Adobe PDF format
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