August 2015. Lower left hind leg injured with a heavy abrasion in to the flesh. Vet dressed the wound and said not to dress the wound again for 7 to 10 days. This cycle was followed with a 14 day supply of uniprim. I left Arkansas and returned to the horse to Maryland. The wound did not heal and the swelling would not go away except for compression.
Sept. New Vet change the treatment to Doxyclene twice a day for 15 days with no result the swelling did not go down. Vet had me finish the remaining 15 days of the antibiotic. Which did not fix the swelling.
Radiograph revealed a swollen bone and surgery was done to grind down the swollen curve in the bone. Another 30 day twice a day doxy applied. Swelling still only responds to compression.
The vet directed me to dress the would every other day which has been followed except when work interferred and the wound has gone as long as 4 days but only twice. l was directed to dress the wound with vetricyn covered with a poltice steril pad then wrapped with steril guaze, cotton padding and vetwrap.
Yestereday I dressed the wound and the entire lower limb
is considerbly warmer than the other leg.
I told to address the final alternative of putting the horse down.
Is there other treatment for infection which does not respond.