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How To Bandage A Nose?

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I'll start by saying I did call every vet within 100 miles of me last night when it happend and none would come out and try to stitch it because of where its located at.

This is a pics right after it happend, still not sure as to what caused it.

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After i cleaned it up and put some triple antibiotic ointment on it. I bandaged it up the best i could with a huge bandaid and some duct tape to make sure it stayed over night.

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This is what it looked like this morning when i took the bandage off the rest of the way. It was coming off on the right side already.

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It was still bleeding and oozing some. I put some cutheal on it and let her go for awhile. I went out a little while ago and it has stopped bleeding and is looking better but its getting hay in it because she insists on sticking her nose in the round bale as far as she can.

My question is how do i bandage it or cover it some how to keep it from getting hay in it?

Is there a way or am I just going to have to be washing it out several times a day.

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I would personally try some butterfly bandages on that. Not sure how well they would work on hair, though.

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Well, your best bet would be to just keep it covered with ointment..between the moisture from the wound and the breath of the horse it'd take some pretty sticky stuff to keep anything adhered to the skin/existing hair-I've used breathe right nasal strips in the past in an attempt to hold a wound together with mediocre results.

My gelding recently did something very similar and I just clipped around the edges with the clippers and surgical blade to keep it clean. Kept the ointment on it, cleaning it off/out completely once day. Everyday it got a little less sore, and eventually it disappeared/healed :o)

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Well the good thing is its in a place that shouldnt get too dirty unless the horse is face first in a round roll so mind to feed him where he doesnt have to use his nose to eat.

Id probably put something like that silver spray bandage stuff on this. Silverstol? Ive used it alot and it works well...An actual bandage isnt going to last in that location.

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I know I can be a bit redundant, but I have to post it again.. Equaide! Equaide Equaide!

It's a little higher than one that happened here recently, but here is a picture of mine.

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This was caused by a stud reaching over my fence (that wasn't suppose to be there) and ripping the poor girls nose open. There was a flap also, can't really see it in the picture. I used the Equaide for 2 weeks no bandage because it's really a pretty impossible place to bandage and it is all healed up, can't even tell it was ever there. Equaide is a GREAT product for those hard to bandage areas because it has antibiotic/antifungal properties in it as well as healing. They recommend bandaging but I've found it's also just fine with out with this wound and another I've had on a horses girth area.

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Wrap with Elasticon, that's what I used after my horse's sinus surgery when we needed to keep the staples covered.

Silver stuff is AluShield (or at least that's the one I'm familiar with). It works great, but for a horse sticking her nose in a round bale, I'd want something to physically cover the ouch :-)

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Thanks for all the help guys.

It appears that she has been trying to reach over and under part of the fence to get to some dates on a tree. She has now bit her own lip as well as the very end of her tounge. The only way i can figure that she did it was she had stretched enough to be liping the date and trying to use her tounge to get it as well and bumped the hot wire. In the area the tree is at it has enough of a shock that I have seen it set her on her butt. So now I have another area to keep cleaned out. Man I swear some times she is worse than a dozen accident prone children........lol

heres a pics of her lip where she bit it.

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Ouch, ouch, ouch!

Sounds like you're doing the best you can with an accident prone horse.

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Oh boy, you've got one of *those* kinds of horses! [Duh]

The lip will have to heal on its' own.

The nose injury, I'd clean it good and use non-stick pads w/ some sort of healing-type-product and Elastikon bandage tape to hold it in place. I wish a vet had come out to stitch it but it should heal w/ minimal problems.

The only thing that will help keep a bandage in that area is going to be the Elastikon**, a long-nosed fly mask and NO ROUND BALE. You will need to remove the horse from access to the round bale and pitchfork hay either into a feeder or onto the ground. You don't want the horse to have access to anything they can 'root around' in with their nose and scrub a bandage off.

** bandage that area in a diamond shape, on point**

Use enough elastikon so it has plenty of non-moving surface area to adhere to. You can also elongate one point of the diamond to run further up the center of the face for more surface-sticky-contact.

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Appys- I don't mean to say this out of rudeness or disrespect, but I think your horse has an Amish beard going on! [ROTFL]

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Heidi- She has been a living nightmare this year with getting herself buggered up.

I will see if I can find the Elastikon and give it a try. I ran into our old ( 80 years old) retired vet last night and he gave me what he called a spray on bandage type stuff thats kind of like new skin for people. Told me to spray it on real good once a day and if it was warm enough to use baby soap and wash it good before I put it on every day. So far I have noticed that the flies dont mess with it at all after I spray it on. He also recomended that I use cutheal after it heals up a little more.

any way on to pics

this is after I washed it, you can still see a little of the spray on stuff in it.

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And here it is all doctored up with the spray.

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Appys- I don't mean to say this out of rudeness or disrespect, but I think your horse has an Amish beard going on! [ROTFL]

[ROTFL] No way about it thats funny

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My doofus gelding bit his own lip once, too. It healed up nicely. He also had another horse bite a hole in his lip. It healed with a small scar.

I swear some horses are just idiots at times LOL

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