VET ALREADY CONSULTED. Just said to keep it clean and cold hose for swelling. Wouldn't stitch because it was puncture/wasn't clean/needed to drain. Gave new tetanus shot and Penicillin can't remember the dose but I think it was 100 cc over a couple days. Maybe 20 cc at a time. That was 2 weeks ago.
So here's the story. I came out on Halloween and there was a cut and a puncture on his right front forearm. Maybe 5 inches below the bottom of the shoulder where the leg starts. Vet came out checked it. ^^ It swelled up to his knee and that has since gone down, and it has stopped draining. The scab comes off every couple days from him rolling. Everyday I cold hose it, and make sure it's clean. I've been using vetricyn to clean it, and cold hosing it for 20 mins/day. The puncture was only about an inch long and the rest was just a scape. Maybe 4 inches total. I have also rubbed liniment around the whole forearm avoiding the area where the cut is. I have given him bute on days when I can tell he is really struggling with it
He is STILL off on it. He is fine without any extra weight on it, so I thought I could get on. NOPE. He is giving into it at the walk when mounted. Called vet since he was still off, and they just said to give it more time to heal up since the swelling is down and is still healing nicely.
Anyways, I know I'm not riding him again for a while, and he is getting better. I guess I just wanted to rant to horseforum. I just want to ride my own horse again!
Anything else I can do for my poor horse and his 16 day cut.. obviously just give it more time, keep in touch with vet, watch for changes.
But should I hand walk him to stretch it out and keep him from getting stiff since he , just work on some ground manners...?
Not that this has anything to do with it, but he is on B-L pellets and corta-flx powder.
SORRY this post is all over the place, just typing as things come to my head. Hehehe... I have some pics from day one I'll post later when I get home, and I'll take some from today too.
Not even sure what I want to hear in response, just the "ugh! We know how you feel"