Please help. I do not own horses but a friend of mine does. She is so shaken up by this incident she has asked me to find out some opinions on how to care for this poor animal.
My friend's horse is named Teddy Bear. Teddy's tail was groomed by a novice and the person put a rubber band around the tail. My friend did not realize it was on the bone. Consequently, the tail and bone has now fallen off. All that is left is a stub. No hair, no skin. You can see the bone and tendons. It is infected and my friend is trying to figure out how to care for this nub that looks very phallic. It is moist and infected. She has been told to use Vitafil? On the nub to help regenerate the skin. She has tried a dry dressing but it almost seemed to make it worse.
Has anyone had a similar problem? Does anyone have any advice or questions? Please help. This poor creature has gone through enough. My friend feels so bad about all of this and feels like it is her fault. I want to help because she can't bring herself to look into any of this for fear of bad news. Anything would be helpful and I will be sure to promptly pass on any information to her.
Thanks in advance for your help!!!