Thanks everyone. Vet visit and pictures from today are underneath this. The vet seems quite positive that it should heal ok. Just got to be very careful about infection. He's getting very restless in his stable so he's allowed out for a couple of hours each day.
EZFEED, no, they didn't put a drain tube in it as far as i know.
Went up to Doug at about half 10. Mucked him out, topped up his water and hay. He was really antsy and getting in the way when we were mucking him out. Waited for the vet to come. Dougie was pretty stressed out. Pacing around his stable, kicking the door. He wasn't even eating his hay. He was in such a bad mood, he was gurning at everyone.
The vet arrived, i went and put his headcollar on. He was being really bargy and pushy, and biting the vet and me, and headbutting everyone. She had a good look at it. She said it looks really clean and that it should hopefully heal up nicely. They may have to do a bit of work on it if it's healing very slowly or if there are bits hanging off ect. She decided to just leave it as it was, rather than clean it again, as it looked clean and she wanted to let it heal a bit on it's own. She gave him 2 injections today. His third dose of the very strong antibiotics and a tetnus booster that he was due in a couple of week anyway. She noticed how wound up he was and said we could actually turn him out for a couple of hours each day. Yay! The snow could keep it nice and clean and he was more likely to damage it flinging himself around a stable than outside where he would be calmer. She gave us a huge box of the antibiotics we have to put in his feed twice a day, and a painkiller/anti-inflammatory called Danolin which we were to give him with his evening feed when we took him back in. He would probably be a bit sore after being out. So yes, she gave us all his drugs and scheduled a visit for Monday to clean out the wound again. Poor baby.
After she left, we turned Punch out and then went to turn Doug out in the bottom paddock right infront of the stables, on his own of course. Doug was going mental when Punch went away so we had to move pretty swiftly. Took his stable bandages off and i lead him out to the field. He was rather excited. Turned him out. He went for a bit of a trot up the field but it must of been hurting him quite a bit. He came hobbling down to the gate looking very sorry for himself. The sill boy came and stood at the gate and wa slike "Can i come in now?". I tied up a haynet for him and a bucket of water. We're going to take him in at 3.
So yes, very very pleased. It's good he's allowed out for a few hours, poor boy. If the healing goes well he might not have to be stabled for very long. Fingers crossed.
Here are the pics from today. http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/i_l...und/Day3001.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/i_l...und/Day3005.jpg http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t53/i_l...und/Day3007.jpg