Successful management of exuberant granulation tissue in two horses (Equus caballus) and a donkey (Equus asinus)

  • Shivaraju Shivaramu IVRI
  • Swapan Kumar Maiti
  • Kalaiselvan E
  • G.V. Prakash
  • Divya Mohan
  • Aswathy Gopinathan
  • Sunil S.P. Kumar
Keywords: Donkey, granulation, horse, proud flesh, surgical excision.


Proud flesh is a complication of wound healing. In this study, two horses and one donkey were presented with proud flesh on the pastern joint of left hind limb (n=2) and cranial aspect of right hock region, respectively. Surgical excision of proud flesh was done in all three equids under general anaesthesia and were treated post operatively, with copper sulphate (CuSO4), potassium permanganate (KMNO4) and glycerine paste in the ratio of 1:1:5. The present report accounts for the successful management of proud flesh in 3 equines by the combination of surgical excision and chemical methods for wound management.