Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Port Orchard Washington State
cornet band hole care?
I was washing off Legacy's fluffies today and I did an oopsie. She had a piece of hoof wall flaking off so I pulled it like I've done many times before. In pulling it ripped up into the cornet band kind of like a hang nail you've pulled into the cutical? Oops. Poor girl jerked her foot away and in doing do ripped the piece off of her and out of my hand. I hosed the area, cleaned it up and dried it. The place I have my girls at has a full medicine cabinet so I asked for some wonder dust and applied that. The barn owner took a look and said just to watch it but it's a small boo boo. She wasn't favoring it or anything and walking sound but it's a good little hole. I didn't attempt to stick a finger tip or nail in but it's about a centimeter high and half a centimeter wide. Not sure about depth. I'll be washing her feet daily and watching for infection of course but is there anything else I should do? It didn't bleed terribly. I really would relate it to pulling a hang nail out of your cutical and the amount that usually bleeds, relate it to a horse. I didn't get a picture of it because she didn't stand still long enough for it but I will tomorrow when I mess with her. The owie is around the front side of the back left. I didn't shave the feather either, should I do that?
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