Horse cut by wire fence! Help!
Just yesterday I went to the barn I board my horse at, and found my horse limping on her hind leg in the field. I brought her in and found 3 horizontal cuts in her leg, a small one on top, a medium-deep one in middle, and a very deep one on bottom. I ran a hose over the cuts(they were covered in mud), put some mild antibiotic on them, then put her in her stall while I checked the field. Upon inspecting the fence, I found one of the wires on the fence split and about 6 feet of it was strung across the field. I never have liked wire fences and have recommended that the owner get wood fences multiple times, but he seems to show no interest in putting in new fences. Anyways, the top cut is healing fine, but the bottom 2 are not in good condition. Her entire leg is swollen and the bottom cuts are releasing some puss. I have been cleaning it multiple times daily, with a combination of water, peroxide, neosporin, and a bright yellow antibiotic. I didn't know if anyone had any ideas on how to get rid of the swelling. It seems like infection has already set in, and the only medicines I have are to prevent infection, not get rid of it. The 2 deepest cuts are not sealing up, so I continue to have to rinse hem at least 5 times a day. Any help? I might be able to post photos if needed.