I finally got to the vet today about Baby Girl's bowed tendon! I'm very happy that she is now getting treated (cue my favorite smiley), but the news wasn't great. The tendon in her left front leg is torn in two places. It isn't torn completely in two, but it's a bit frayed around the edges.
The vet told me to continue stall rest combined with limited turnout. He also gave me a bottle of DMSO mixed with a type of steroid to bring down any trace inflammation. The DMSO is liquid and in a little bottle with an applicator built into the cap. My main point of this thread is to ask, should I wear gloves when applying this stuff? I never come in direct contact with the medicine, but should I err on the side of caution?
Also, what happens if it gets on me and absorbed into my blood stream? Not that I plan on this happening... Just a curiosity question.
And another curiosity question... Is my horse going to smell like garlic now?