Proud Flesh are two words that can ruin any horse owners day. If your horse has ever had it, you know what a pain in the tail it can be. Even though it is fairly common, it is still a frustration and can be difficult to clear up completely. First, lets discuss exactly what proud flesh is and why it happens.
Has your horse even has a cut that just seemed to take forever to heal? Maybe you noticed some “meaty” looking tissue growing on top of it? Chances are, you are dealing with proud flesh.
According to Horse & Rider, “As your horse’s wound begins to heal, pinkish granulation tissue fills in the gaps between soft tissues. Granulation tissue normally stops forming as the skin edges grow together to close the wound. But when healing doesn’t go according to plan, the granulation tissue becomes exuberant-it keeps growing until it bulges above skin level, so newly formed skin can’t grow over the wound. That’s proud flesh.”
There are a few different ways to treat proud flesh. Vets will typically trim the extra tissue back to allow proper healing of the wound. Though this can help, many times it takes many times trimming before the wound actually heals. Other remedies help the appearance of proud flesh but don’t always help the wound heal.
Precision PES-Derm™ can be applied directly to wounds with proud flesh. Bandaging or trimming the wound is not necessary and to wound typically heals flat with no scaring. (check out this blog where Precision PES-Derm cleared up this advanced proud flesh, click here).
If you are worried about Proud Flesh, call us today. Precision PES-Derm™ can help! We can’t wait to see your before and after pictures!