I'm just curious on what your opinions are for treatment of this. I have a 2.5 month old filly, who somehow managed to get a sizable gash on the side of her fetlock. I don't think it's terribly serious and since I haven't been able to go out and see it yet, my dad has been hosing it down daily and keeping the area clean.
He says she isn't limping at all and it doesn't seem to cause much pain when he goes to clean it, but it doesn't look like much progress is happening towards healing. It has been extremely hot and dry this week, so I'm wondering if bandaging it with some first aid antiseptic salve would be better than leaving it in open air? I've posted some pictures below - these were taken before it was cleaned and the area has since been cleared of all dirt and mud. It isn't a terribly serious wound, but I worry a bit with her being this young since she isn't yet vaccinated. Appreciate your input!