Very interesting, and it makes sense after I read the logic behind it. I'll have to bring that up at my next lesson, and I'll definitely remember it for next time I deal with a wound.
I remember when Major sliced the back of his hock though, right on the joint and the vet wasn't able to stitch it... so I just would take a wet cloth and clean it with anti-bacterial soap, very lightly rinse it, put some Fiske's on it, and then bandage it. I suppose a light scrub and light rinse is much different than cold hosing though.
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