He seemed perfectly fine afterward, happy looking for treats and attention like nothing had hapend, but then when I took his blanket off I noticed that he wasn't fine. This is what he did...it doesn't look as bad in the picture as it does in person, in person it's more red and you can see tons of little veins as if his skin were clear celephane.
I am thankful he had his blanket on because the top of the door has a metal guard to keep horses from cribbing so it probably would have cut him bad without the blanket.The hair is completely off and maybe a layer of skin on his forearms. He didn't act sore at first so I put him on a lunge line and had him w/t/c in both directions with no problem to ascertain if there was anything major, but he is very clearly bruised and sore to the touch. I cold hosed the areas for about 15 minutes, cleaned them with betadine and called the vet. The vet couldn't come out but said as long as the horse wasn't lame or bleeding he should be fine and they left me some bute to pick up at the office in case he is more sore over the weekend. Vet said I couldn't do much more than what I had done.
Does anybody else out there have any ideas on treatments as well. What I gather happened is that he sort of rug-burned himself on the blanket. I am thinking keep it clean with betadine or maybe vetericyn and cold hose him for swelling, bute for pain if need be. Watch closely for signs of infection. My trainer said to not give him bute if I can help it, but I can't stand to see him in pain.
What are your opinions?