My horse had an episode with a porcupine this weekend and ended up having 7 quills removed by the vet last night.
However, the nose is infected where the quills were and antibiotic has been prescribed and will be administered.
As I try to be as holistic as possible, yet will admister conventional medicine when required, I was wondering if anyone knew of something topical I could apply to help him with pain, almost have a numbing effect. The site has to be painful and as the antibiotic is only for infection, the site will most likely remain painful until the swelling comes down as the infection receeds.
I just cringe when I watch him eat as when he reaches to take a bite of something, I am sure that nostril must be on fire from having to wrinkle when he puts his mouth around his food. Poor fella!
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