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        06-23-2010, 12:59 PM
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    Yearling
    Darn horse...

    So, I went out to the pasture yesterday to ride since 4-H was cancelled, and I grabbed Summer. When I looked at her, she had a HUGE gash on her side. It is somewhere from 1 foot to 2 feet long, and rather deep. It is not very wide, but looks like she as running or something and caught it on the fence. I didn't get pictures, but I put some bag balm on it to keep the flies out then I put some Alu Spray aerosol bandage on it.

    I'm not really sure what to do, the vet will be coming out very soon for shots anyways [not today] so we decided to let him take a look at it when he gets here. What should I do until then?
         
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        06-23-2010, 01:34 PM
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    Foal
    Make sure you keep it VERY clean!!! But don't put too much cream or medicine on it because sometimes wounds need to air out. Just make sure you keep it clean, that sounds like a nasty booboo! Good luck with her! :)
         
        06-23-2010, 08:33 PM
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    Trained
    You say the vet is coming out soon. How soon is soon? A month is not soon. A few days is soon. If it's not in a few days, make another vet call, or have shots done a little early.

    In the meantime, yes, keep it very clean. There's not much else you can do. It could have needed stitches [chances are the vet will not be able to if it waits too long] or dead skin may need to be removed. There may also be a possibility of proud flesh. All of which, you usually need your vet for.
         

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