He was so excited from running and stirring up trouble that he tried to escape the round pen by pushing on the wooden boards with his chest. He broke a board and then somehow manged to snag his chest on a nail and a piece of wood. So now he has two quite large gashes in his chest. The manager hosed him off and put him outside to calm down.
I went along tonight and cleaned the wound again with warm water, put some antiseptic on it and left it. Do I need to do anymore? It stopped bleeding but still looks pretty nasty, because of where it is I can't bandage it to keep it clean so is once a day cleaning enough? I'm just using regular old antiseptic cream, is this good enough? Would it be a good idea to give him a little bute to make him more comfortable? He seemed fine when I went, although he did come right to me instead of standing and waiting for me to go to him like normal and he seemed a little more skittish than usual,