Kentucky, Auburn, Washington County discussed on HORSES IN THE MORNING


I want to hear another story. We're going to if you have time, I got to hear another one of your stories. Oh yeah. Oh, the second one's not as good, but it's unusual. This is rural Alabama when I was back at auburn. We had the suture up a horse that fell through an ice cream truck. What? I guess the folks had an old junkyard and their pasture. And there was an old ice cream truck in there. And this horse had walked into the ice cream truck and fell through the bottom of the ice cream truck, kind of its legs. So we saw that one out there. These things only happen to the south. And by the way, do they not let you in at any place that's even close to city or urban? You apparently have to, you apparently get to go out to the middle of nowhere. Back then we did, 'cause it was pretty rural. And you know, drive too far from lexton, you get pretty rural areas. That's true. That is true. And I enjoy it, you know? Those are my people and I really, you know, I just love talking to people and you know, it's easy for me to explain things to them and talk to them and help them with problems they may have. So I really enjoy it. I think it's a lot of fun. Where are you from? I'm from bardstown, Kentucky, which is about 60 miles west of Lexington, and it's also where my old Kentucky home is. So when you hear my old knuckle home, that's an actual old plantation analysis. Only about two miles from where I grew up. That is, that's rural, my friend. That is. Little place. What used to be a little place is still a pretty little Nelson county, Kentucky, where we make more bourbon than anywhere else in the world. You know where when I lived in Lexington, we used to go out to Washington county and go on trail rides, and man, that's a rural. Well, my dad's my mother's family's from Washington county actually, so that's right. That's good. That's right, next door. Washington. Worsened in county. Now, where did you go? From what county? Yeah, exactly. Worse than the county. Where'd you go to vet school? I went to auburn. Auburn, okay, so I didn't know if you were from you went to university. Georgia too, because where that is, it's very rural and you've got a lot of rural Georgia places to go. Oh my gosh, I know. Well, that's okay, before we let you go, let's wrap up this whole wound care thing. So we get it cleaned off and we decide where it is, we can take a picture of it now and we can send it to our vet. If you can't, you need a younger vet. Because they need to be with the technology to see these things. Anything else in closing that you would like us to know? Well, proud pleasure is the next thing. Once we've got everything under control, it's do we need to prevent there isn't an area that's more likely to get perhaps action. So generally if it's below the knee or blow the hawk where there's really only skin in that area, those are the wounds that are most likely to get proud flash. So once that wound kind of begins to heal, we have to watch for proud flash, which is what we call it is exuberant granulation tissue. That means the blood vessels and the cyber blast grow higher than the wound and the skin margin. And once that happens, the little cells crawl across the top those skin cells, they can't crawl over that. Think of it like a mountain. They can't crawl over the mountain. And so that either needs to be trained on the back, or we can use steroids in our wound ointments and steroids have to inhibit that. Advantages due to some degree too. So if it's below the knee or blow the heart, need to watch for proud flash because it's easier also to head that off than it is to go back and trim that back and sort of start over. Have a good bed for that wound to heal, but watch for proud flesh and lower legs. Now, last I, this whole thing with my thoroughbred that got this cut below the knee. One of the things I was concerned about was the proud flesh and my vent told me a couple different kind of normal household items to use to prevent it. So what do you recommend for proud flesh? I usually just take fear of some ointment. I'll put in some dexamethasone, which is a steroid. And I'll put in some old wound stuff called scarlet or the red stuff that people probably seen in that will help the steroids will help to knock back the proud flash in the scarlet oil helps the epithelialization. You can use meat tenderizer. Yeah, I think that works better. When it's pretty small amounts of proud flash because it has trips in and things like that, but actually our bodies produce to help digest protein. So that's how that works. So that's probably the only other one I've ever used household remedy. Just trim it off the scalpel blade and then start over with the wind. The fact that just throw on me tenderizer on your horse just seems wrong. That sounds like kind of rural Kentucky to me. I actually have heard that one for years and rural Pennsylvania too. I'm sure I'm sure. Well, doctor B is always, we've decided now that we think that you should have your own podcast. Do you know, come on hammer once every, you know, once a week, you do a little 20 minute podcast talking to people. I think that Glenn needs.

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