Trauma wound


A two-year-old horse escaped from its paddock late in the evening and ran into some scrap metal lying in the yard. Two of the horse’s legs were cut. There was a 15 cm flap on the right foreleg, above the fetlock, exposing the tibia. The flap ran from the top and downwards, which would impede the healing process. There was a similar flap on the right hind leg, and this injury was the slightly larger of the two. On the hind leg there was a wound on the coronary band as well as a deep wound on the inside of the fetlock. The deep wound was bleeding profusely.


February 3: The evening the accident occurred. The vet was summoned. Initially, the wounds looked serious, but the tendons were intact and the wounds on the cannons and fetlocks were sutured. The wound on the coronary band could not be sutured as the area was too hard.

February 15: When the sutures were removed the wounds burst. They were cleaned by the vet and treatment with Sorbact Absorption Dressing began. There was a large amount of granulated tissue in the large wounds on the cannons, and quite a lot of exudate had formed. The dressings were changed initially every other day. As healing progressed, the dressings were changed less frequently, first every third day, and then every fourth day.

March 21: The wounds are almost healed.

Wound type



Sorbact® Absorption Dressing, Sorbact® Gel Dressing


Sweden, Askersund

Treatment period

February 16 – March 21, 2016


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