Bodhi is healing well so far. He isn’t an active boy… so that helps. ;)
The old vet is coming out tomorrow to check on him.
So far, I am impressed with the AluSpray Aerosol Bandage.
WHAT IS ALUSPRAY AEROSOL BANDAGE?
I asked the same thing… I guess it has been around for a while.
It is Aluminum powder in a spray can.
After the new vet was finished stitching up Bodhi, she pulled out a can of AluSpray and painted her work.
She said it would ‘seal’ the wound so no debris could get in while it was healing.
Sounded good. It looked very impressive. It almost looked like liquid duct tape. For sure I felt secure that nothing that he might roll around in would end up in his wound. It looked ironclad protected.
LETS THE AIR IN
I still have not been able to come to terms with putting aluminum directly on a wound. It seems wrong. However, we put gold in teeth and titanium in bones, so why not?
Upon further reading (and there wasn’t much), I found that several pet AluSprays are sold everywhere, including Amazon and Ebay. Usually it sells for between $11.00 – $15.99.
They also sell paint with almost the same name, so be careful.
Anyway, I also learned that the aluminum powder lets air in but no dirt, so the wound heals naturally, without the debris wars.
NOT DONE HEALING YET… BUT IMPRESSED SO FAR
Of course, Bodhi was hurt on Tuesday and this is only Friday, but the wound still looks pretty good.
Normally, I would slather THE BALM (Equi-Spa) on a bad wound. I’ve been really happy with my results so far – no scars, quick healing. And, I kinda prefer THE BALM because it works – it even healed my split fingertips – and seems more natural…
However, it is always nice to have a SPRAY for horses like Bodhi who are big and don’t want their owie touched – if you get my drift.
I doubt I could have slathered THE BALM anywhere near Bodhi’s wound without him taking off into the next county.
However, he did let me spray the AluSpray on him this afternoon.
So, a spray could come in very handy, clearly!
NOT FOR DEEP CUTS
Some of my reading uncovered the concept that this is not good for deep, open wounds. It is much better for scrapes and scratches.
Also, the contents are under pressure, just like a spray paint aerosol can. So, be careful.
HANDY TO HAVE AROUND… OTHER USES
I haven’t had the AluSpray long enough to know about other uses. I was thinking about MamaTess’ coronet band… Or even the inside of her toe cavity… I’m asking the Founder Warrior and awaiting an answer. Infection is a big deal with her and this could be very hand, if it was OK to use in such an open tissue area.
I could see it working as a ‘hot spot’ spray on a dog … or a horse with gnat bite sensitivity issues.
Here is another bit of info I found on the web:
a much simpler approach is to use Banixx Horse & Pet Care…it comes as a spray and as a cream. The spray is potent on infection yet gentle on tissue (even safe around the eye!)..its an incredible antimicrobial solution. The Cream contains chlorhexidine, marine collagen (as a moisturizer, wounds need to be moisturized to heal) and several essential extracts such as aloe vera, eucalyptus, chamomile, peppermint etc…the peppermint and eucalyptus are natural bug fighters
Forgot to also mention that later on there were still flies on his wound and I noticed a crack down the middle of the scab so wouldn’t surprise me if the flies noticed this as well. Not all it’s “cracked” up to be in my opinion.
I had a vet come out yesterday and she sprayed it on my horse with an open wound that was a cut from barb wire which was quite fleshy and red! I was surprised after reading this, and other articles, that she had even used it and glad I refused to purchase it from her. Needless to say, she has only been in the service for 6 months, only graduated this year, and is rather young. More than likely she learned about this stuff from a tack shop and not from a professional point of view.
I did spray it on proud flesh and it healed…
I am wondering how toxic is aluminum on an open wound.? What about spraying on proud flesh wound. I can’t find any info on what might be toxic side effects
I am afraid I am not a fan. Just started using it yesterday on a Pastern wound. Thought it was suppose to keep out debris but the stuff never dries so she has just as much stuff stuck to the wound as before when I was just leaving it. She is outside 24/7 so I guess it’s back to wrapping and covering in duct tape to try and keep it dry.
My horse has been kicked open wound but tried creams won’t keep in the wound just slides out wondered if this spray would help as nothing sticks to the wound tried purple spray but again just runs off wound
Thanks for the info ! I had not heard of this before.
I can’t say enough about this product.
My horse torn open his shoulder where a huge piece of skin hung down. The vet sewed it back and then sprayed the would with aluspray and I have to say i was completely blown away with the results….no scar and all the hair grew back. Kept the flies away and the dirt out!!
One product that needs to be in your first aid kit!!