I have acquired a older mare on free lease. The owner doesn't know much about horse care and unfortunately this mare has suffered because of it.
She has a leg wound that is approx 5 years old? When we first saw her it was still weeping blood and swollen (She also has severe mudfever on the same leg that has been there for at least two. It is under control now). I have included a pic. Since acquiring her we have been washing it with salted water and the swelling around the lump (See picture and you know what I mean) has gone down and the wound has dried up and showing smooth skin in some places.
However, crusty scabs bulid up and when you pick them they have a bit of pus attached to them.
She was on antibiotics for approx 5 days (Advised by vet for the mudfever)
Question is what can I do to help to stop this and encourage a healthy scar?
Should I be bandaging with some kind of cream?
Never dealt with old wounds/scars
*Picture is of leg on arrival (She was staying at a friends house for two weeks before arriving at ours and she was treating her with saline - this is after a 2 weeks of washing down with saline. Don't have a pic of before saline sorry