Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: North Dakota, USA
Do you have a pic of it? Do you or your parents own the horse? Why would the BM be paying for the vet if it's your horse? Assuming that it's a cut on the leg since you mentioned swelling and not on the hoof itself. Not much could be done with the actual hoof if it is. If it's long or deep, a vet could put stitches in. Horses heal quite well without having anything done. If you do decide to wrap it, be careful that you don't wrap it too tight. There are products that work as well protecting a wound as wrapping, such as Wonder Dust. Also, trying to wrap certain parts of the leg can be difficult because the wrap won't stay in place.
Depending on how bad it is, I would clean it daily if not twice a day and use something like the wonder dust on it.
You could give her some Bute to help with the pain.
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