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rse enthusiast Shonnay Smith took possession of a new almost unhandled Paint Horse there was one small problem. The almost-two-year-old was sporting a gash on her offside front leg, leaving a credit card-size flap of skin.
“It looked very nasty and painful,” Shonnay said. “I called our vet, Andrew Marland who cleaned up the injury and prescribed Tri-Solfen® for pain relief.” “I was pretty worried about how I was going to treat the mare. She hadn’t been handled much at all and previously we had treated wounds with honey and bandages. That can be pretty dangerous when trying to handle a young horse and certainly can be very messy.”
Shonnay said the application of the Tri-Solfen® gel was simple. “I literally just squirted it on the open wound once a day and that was that,” she said. “I felt safe and the mare wasn’t bothered at all. There was no getting down trying to put bandages on what would have been a very sore wound. “I did not have to put myself in a position where the mare would kick out or strike me. The gel coated the wound, letting fresh air and sunlight do its thing.” Shonnay said best of all there had been no development of proud flesh, which would have meant the expense of repeat visits from the vet. “What was a very nasty wound has healed beautifully, leaving only a very small amount of scarring.”
Initially developed to provide pain relief for lambs after mulesing, Tri-Solfen® is a pain relieving and wound healing formulation that has short term and long term analgesia, antiseptics, reduces blood loss and coats the wound.