It may be that everyone but me knew about this, and if so I apologize. Otherwise, consider this a PSA of sorts. New mare got in a kicking match with a pasture mate and received a gash on her hind cannon bone. Rads normal, didn’t need stitches but vet wanted me to be aggressive about proud flesh. I knew the drill: pressure wrap etc.
But another vet friend was visiting who was formerly equine but now small animal. She suggested using silicone bandages which are used in humans to prevent scarring. Hmmm. I went to my usual on-line providers and found a great product which I won’t advertise here, but it’s silicone scar removal tape for people. I was able to cut a short strip to cover the wound, then I put two layers of vet wrap over it that were just tight enough to hold it in place. I changed it every 24 hours at first and then every 48 for a couple of more days. The wound looked gray and mushy when bandages were changed but that wiped right off with a gentle gauze pad and there was no sign of infection below just healthy pink margins growing closer. After about 10 days I discontinued it and voila: no proud flesh.
Might be useful to talk about with your vet if you’re in this situation.