Puncture wound :-(
Well, Sandie and I had our first hunter pace today, and unfortunately somehow she ended up with a puncture wound on the inside of her back left leg! Not sure how in the world she got it since she was wearing sport boots and they don't have a hole in them or anything, but sometimes horses amaze me in that they end up getting hurt and you can't figure out for the life of you how they did it!!
Anyway luckily there was a vet on the grounds, and she took a look at Sandie's leg. She told me to get her on antibiotics which we did within the hour. She also said to take her home and scrub it out with betadine, then wrap her back legs.
Now, I'm going to visit her each day, repeat this with some hand walking outside as well. I plan on calling the vet with questions, but thought I would ask on here too in the meantime...
1. How long should I continue to wrap her legs?
2. In the past, I've been instructed to peel off the scab on a puncture wound and keep repeating it until it's healed from the inside out (1-2 weeks with her last one) How long does that normally take?
3. Any special ointments that would be good on it? Right now, I'm putting Novalsan on it, then wrapping it with guaze and then pillow wraps and standing wraps (both back legs so she doesn't favor one)
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