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.

Concentrated Formulation

Non irritant, smooth paste

Can be used without bandaging

Safe on pregnant mares

Safe to use for extended periods

Easy to apply

Stays in place

Helps protect gross contamination and invasive dirt from entering the wound

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.

You can read more on our Frequently Asked Questions page.   

Various studies have shown that certain topically applied products may be of benefit, though none of these products have been proven to consistently eliminate exuberant granulation tissue (Proud Flesh) in the distal limb of horses until now.

Clinical Trials

During these trials many of the wounds were left unbandaged and did not develop Proud Flesh.

Despite environmental contamination, the application of Proud-Aid decreased wound surface exposure to contamination and potentially allowed healing to progress with little gross contamination of the actual wound surface.
The ability of the Proud-Aid to remain in place following application is extremely advantageous in horses with wounds left to heal by second intention and without covering.
Horse wound
Proud-Aid Horse wound-healing
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Proud-Aid Horse wound-healed

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