Join Date: May 2011
Location: North East England
Neck Ingury, and unsual Swealing, advice on how best to treat it please?
I have a 15.2hh TB x ISH mare. I recently took her to a XC competition and in the box on the way there a horse she was traveling with got loose and has nibbled her neck.
The cuts are just on the surface and they didn't bleed very much if at all, but around them its rather swollen, warm to touch BUT its swollen in a "wrinkly" way, not just as a block. The skin feels really hard on the raised wrinkles too.
Other than it being warm and looking unusual it doesn't effect her movement or seam to be causing her pain when I touch it.
I have tried cold compresses and witch hazel ointment, and they don't seam to have done anything. Has anyone seen this kind of wrinked swealling before, or no any effective ways of treating it, or is it best just to leave nature to it. Or could it be more serious and should I get the vet out?
Thanks for any help guys