Great, thanks all! Yup, headed out to the tack shop after work to pick up some SWAT!
Beauseant: Oh dear! What happened? I think they just enjoy keeping us on our toes sometimes...
I would also like to advise to NOT use Bute for a basic cut, scratch, abrasion, contusion, bite. Many people like to dumb it down as 'horsey aspirin' but it's more powerful and has several potential side issues that folks don't think through.
I don't particularly like using it either. When I said he was treated with Bute, I failed to mention he only had a small amount the first day of the injury (he was quite swollen and tender so my B/O suggested it and I figured she knew better than I did) but has had no more since. Regardless, I will think twice next time, thanks for the heads up! Is there anything else I could have given him, or should I have just let nature take its course?