any way to protect a wound on the face from rubbing/reinjuring?
Hi! I noticed a slight abrasion on the horse's face on Saturday evening. It looked like it was just scraped a bit. It had some red blood, but wasn't gushing or anything. I put a fly mask on her, and the next day, I could tell she had been rubbing it, it looked way worse. I cleaned it up with hydrogen peroxide, then my friend gave me some "smd" wound cream she got from the vet. Yesterday morning it looked way better, so I did the same procedure...but yesterday afternoon I could tell she must have rubbed it again cuz it looked AWFUL. The worst it has looked. Originally it was less than an inch long, and maybe half an inch wide, but now it is over 2 inches long and about an inch wide. It is not deep, just bloody and wet (but again, not gushing.)
I called the vet and texted her some pictures. She told me to continue with the wound cream but also use silver spray to seal it (I told her my friend could get me some) and if it is not showing signs of healing by tomorrow (wednesday) she will come up, she even mentioned cauterizing it???
The wound is below her eye, I am afraid it will turn into a florida sore (I think they are known as summer sores.)
Anyway to protect this wound? Any suggestions, input, opinions? Thanks!