My horse managed to cut himself pretty bad on Saturday morning. Three different vets recommended not stitching it due to the location and keeping him stalled for a few days. How long should I keep him stalled firstly? He's a stallion and less than happy about being inside though outside he was always with "his mare" and she was put to sleep Saturday when he was injured. (Basically we found her on the ground that morning caught in the fence and him doing his ****dest to protect her from the other horses on the other side of the fence, we moved him to the arena to pull her out and he caught himself on the tractor.. ugh. She had become severely dehydrated, had hypothermia, and had crushed the nerves in her hip. So it was decided that since she was 23 and navicular to put her to sleep.) He has buddied up with a VERY laid back gelding that will be pastured with him. I'm keeping the cut cleaned twice daily per vet, he's on a broad spectrum antibiotic, and bute for another day or two tho it doesn't seem to be causing him pain.
What should I be putting on it? The vet mentioned NFZ but I've heard a variety of opinions on it. The cut DOES however seem to be itchy to him as he keeps acting like he has a fly on him on that leg and itching it with his nose.