My filly got a cut around her leg -it looks like a wire cut- not sure where she got it from. So we rinsed it off and I was told to put triple antibiotic cream on it and wrap it loosely with vet wrap, which I did. Then the next day she had another cut. This time on her back leg and along her side/belly (Most likely from getting too close to the barb-wire or being pushed into it by another horse).
I decided it was best to pull her out of that pasture before she does something worse. So she was put in a smaller safe pasture with another horse. That was yesterday. When I went out there today she was in the pasture I had pulled her out of the day before. She had jumped the fence. I am not sure if she wanted to get back with the other horses or away from the one she was in with. She was limping on her right hind leg which was swollen and she had another wound on her front right leg. It looks like when she landed something poked her there.
Ok so after that long post. I have had Mystic for almost a year now and I have learned a ton with her. But I have not had to deal with her getting hurt or getting any wounds. She has had her tetanus shot. What would you suggest I do with her wounds? It has been raining a lit here lately (I am in Kansas) and it is really muddy right now. I have had someone come and look at her and was told that she didnít do anything serious, but just landed a bit funny on that back leg and she would be alright.
- Should I rinse the wounds off daily or no? Does rinsing off a wound actually cause proud flesh? (I read this in one of the threads but that sounds a bit off to me. If this is true can someone explain why?)
- Is triple antibiotic cream ok to use? It is the kind for human.
- Can SWAT go directly on the wound or just around it?
I would really like to avoid proud flesh if possible.
We moved all 4 horses to the same pasture (one where they won't get hurt). I am not putting her back in the pasture till I can go out and walk it and see where she got cut at and see what I can do to prevent it from happening again. I notice one of the other horses had a cut along her belly at about the same height
Thank you in advance for any advice/suggestions
I will try to add some pictures to the next post