My gelding sliced open part of his lip at some point today. I was just down at the barn (on my own property) a few minutes ago (we've been away with family all day, so they were just getting their second hay feeding) and I noticed his legs had a little dried blood on them, so I was checking him out using my flashlight and noticed a pretty big cut in the outside of his lower lip. It looks like he got caught on something and it punctured and pulled a little. I tried to call a few vets, but no one has answered.
Any ideas to what I could put on it to clean it now before we can get a vet out to see him tomorrow?
It doesn't seem to be affecting his appetite too much because he is eating his hay normally, but I know it has to be hurting him pretty bad. He let us open his mouth and look inside (which didn't look cut, so whatever it was did not puncture his whole lip, just a couple outer layers).
I couldn't get any pictures, but I'm going to try as I'm headed back down now.