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Jo Weston
PO Box 2129
Stoke, Nelson
New Zealand

This article provided purely for informational purposes. Please consult a medical professional for diagnosis and/or treatment.


I have a 7 year old 16 hh Belgium Warmblood cross gelding (Jay) that on 16 January of this year staked himself on a metal waratah in the chest between his front legs. I found him standing in the paddock with a flap of skin hanging to just above his knees, with a gash of about 15 cm long and at least 20 cm deep (I watched the vet put his arm in there to clear any debris before stitching). The operation required a general anesthetic, two layers of stitches inside the wound, a plastic drain and another lot of stitches to put the skin back together.

Jay was confined to a small area for a month to stop him galloping around his paddock (which he managed to do anyway), and the last of the stitches came out on 17 February. I then started applying EMEA Salve directly on the whole wound. There was then a noticeable increase of healing, especially on the still draining part of the wound. On 4 March I started applying straight EMEA Emu Oil. What I noticed then was the scar at the ends of the wound became smaller, and the hair started growing back quicker. By the end of April, the wound wasn’t noticeable until standing at eye level to Jay’s chest. I kept applying the Emu oil until the end of May, and now the scar is only just visible.

I was initially dubious about apply the Salve and Oil straight onto the open wound, but after seeing the result, wished I had started applying it earlier.

I also have two thoroughbred geldings that recently have had an ‘itchy affliction’ under their stomachs causing them to itch themselves until raw, bleeding and swollen. I liberally smeared straight emu oil all under their stomachs. The next day the rawness had reduced and the swelling had gone down. I continued to apply liberal amounts once a day and rawness has completed healed. That was last week. I will continue to apply the oil until the hair starts growing back.

I have no hesitation in recommending the EMEA range of products for any wound or skin affliction, and always keep a bottle in my grooming kit, and in our bathroom cupboard.

Jo Weston

'Iron stake used for fencing in New Zealand


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