She said it wasn't an emergency but I needed to call a vet out as soon as I could. 40min later I am at the barn and my heart falls into my stomach. My beautiful mare has a deep gash that's about 3 1/2 inches long and grotesquely swollen. She's munching away at her hay cubes and looks up and nickers at me like nothing is wrong with her pretty face.
Shortly after seeing this the vet arrives. We pull her into the washrack and he's poking it and giving her shots and using a low UV light to help speed up cell recovery. He didn't sew it up just in case a bone got chipped. If that happened and he did sew it up, infection would set in and cause even more problems.
After 2 trips down there daily (for 2 weeks-then once a day for a month) to administer bute, betadine flushes and antibiotics, the wound healed up (which meant no broken bones!) But now my fear was "Will there be a forever hole there? Will it be bald? Will white hair grow back instead of brown?"
Well, here are the pictures... you can see for yourself!
I don't have any now pictures (like I thought I did) but the wound healed up completely and you can barely see a scar. Hair grew back over it, DARK HAIR!!!! Haha no white on her face!