A potential horse I'm looking to buy has recently hurt himself. What I know so far is that it is a puncture wound in his flank and is on antibiotics and being flushed daily. He is, not unsurprisingly, limping.
He does have a good prognosis but vet doesn't want to say anything for sure until some weeks.
How severe are these wounds? Can it affect them in the future? How long do they tend to take to heal, if there are no complications?
Also, would this put you off a potential buy, if you otherwise really liked the horse? We had not yet got to the pre-purchase vet check, as the owner wanted to inspect my barn and its facilities first.
Thanks for your time...