Originally Posted by tlkng1
Most painkillers may only be dispensed with a prescription in any case. I agree with the others; that wound needs a vet exam. If your current vet isn't willing to come out I would change vets.
I second this. Your horse's legs are very
important. I'm also worried about an infection setting in... A vet to at least give you some medicine and instruct you how to use it would be your best bet.
Last summer, my mare (Creampuff) set back because two boys scared her while she was tied. The halter, a nylon, broke; and the cheek buckle skinned her cheek (similar to an M shape). We called the vet, and it ended in 32 stitches. The vet gave us a smidge of medicine that "burns" off proud flesh. The vet you call may send something like this your way. BUT FOLLOW A VET'S ORDERS
, because using too much of it could cause further injury ('burning' live flesh).