the front line WOUND CARE for horses
What is Proud-Aid
It is a front line wound care for horses. Proud-Aid is a distinctive formulation to aid in the prevention and treatment of Proud Flesh.
Benefits of using Proud-Aid for wound care
Proud-Aid wound care is a distinctive formulation to aid in the prevention and treatment of Proud Flesh. However, it also aids in the treatment of scratches, wire cuts, mud fever, skin irritations and other skin disorders in horses.
Proud-Aid is a smooth textured paste that is easy to apply and is non irritant to the horse. Therefore it helps protect from gross contamination and invasive dirt from entering the wound. Above all, Proud-Aid dries rapidly, stays in place and can be used without bandaging.
Exuberant Granulation “Proud Flesh”
The production of exuberant granulation (Proud Flesh) tissue in wounds healing by second intention is a commonly encountered complication in horses and therefore can significantly delay wound healing.
This is especially the case in wounds located in the distal limb. The horse activates connective tissue structures to a greater extent and earlier than other species. Dermal fibrosis and collagen deposition is excessive, elevating the wound above the skin surface. Histologically, granulation tissue (Proud Flesh) is composed of proliferating fibroblasts and endothelial cells in a connective tissue matrix.
However, factors which contribute to the development of exuberant granulation tissue (Proud Flesh) include a relatively poor blood supply to the distal limb, local tissue hypoxia, infection, movement and chronic irritation attributable to topical irritants.
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PROUD-AID WOUND CARE
During these trials many of the wounds were left unbandaged and did not develop Proud Flesh.