When I finally spotted it the next day I went to whip it off immediately and she clamped it down and wouldn't let me touch it. I got it off and noticed some sores under her tail. After giving her a little time to settle I checked for circulation in her tail and found that the very bottom was still body warm. (So I figured there must be blood going through!) After I sprayed her tail with antiseptic resin, coating the sores I put her back in the stable with a tailflap less rug.
The sores three days on are dry and scabbed over, im still spraying them though... Her tail isnt really swollen or hot so im hoping there is no infection and so far there is no hair coming out.
What do you think the chances of perminant damage are? Im hoping she wont lose her tail over this and feel awful that I've made such a bad mistake... Any advice would be appreciated...
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