Originally Posted by Cherie
Is the flap attached at the top and hanging down or is it attached from the bottom and sticking up?
Those attached from the bottom may have a poor blood supply and if so, will eventually have to be trimmed back to live skin. Leaving dead skin there will just slow healing and make a thicker scar.
It's attached from the bottom. The vet said it had about a 50/50 shot of reattaching and if not, it would need to be removed.
Oz is being a champ about the whole ordeal. Such a good boy about getting wrapped. The vet did say not to wash it again as long as it didn't get dirty. Just reapply furazone and re-wrap every day or every other day. I'm actually hoping the wrap holds out through Thursday morning because I have off work that day and can go the barn and have more time to re-wrap it up. I just got a new job and things are so crazy it's really, really hard to get away.
I have instructed the girls taking care of the farm (college girls that are regularly involved in the day to day care of the horses and are in charge while the BO is away) not to walk him.
Thanks for all the advice!
Here's the strange thing: Oz was the second horse that had an almost identical cut. The first one had it worse than him: higher up on the hock and she was not very cooperative so it's healing a bit wonky.
Now today a THIRD horse got cut in an almost identical location. I do not believe the horses are in the same pasture (I'm almost positive the first horse and Oz aren't in the same pasture, and I'm not sure which horse got hurt today). They appear to be kick wounds but are in a bit of an odd location and for three at the same barn to get nearly identical wounds... so strange!