Black Powder, also known as Proud Flesh Powder, aids in the treatment of granulation tissue (proud flesh) on wounds. It reduces proud flesh by retarding excessive granulation tissue. Black Powder should not be used on deep or puncture wounds.
What is Proud Flesh?
Proud flesh, caused by production of excessive granulation tissue, is protruding flesh that rises above the skin level and prevents new skin growth (which grows from all sides surrounding the wound). It occurs mostly on leg wounds, as wounds heal at 0.9mm a day, versus body wounds, which heal at 0.2mm per day. If left unattended or if handled incorrectly, the horse will be left with permanent exterior damage.