Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Call your vet to ask if they feel a visit is required. Every time I've seen this type of thing the treatment has been to rinse the mouth 2-3X daily with a salt soloution (we made it with the cobalt salt). If it was very severe we treated with silver nitrate sticks (from your vet) these essentially seal the wound up. Sometimes to be safe the vet may suggest some type of antibiotic, such as sulpha.
~Lindsay~ Mom of 2, wife to the goldsmith, doula and childbirth educator in training, life-long horse dork