Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: secret mountain valley
if stitches are required, the vet will trim the healed over flesh. It sounds cruel but how do you think they do caslicks? It's not uncommon (actually the norm) to trim before suturing. Rest assured a local anesthetic will be applied. Poor girl. If she lets you, you may try icing it (we do this for post traumatic births sometimes, especially in alpacas) but don't get kicked trying! Use a thermal barrier (towel) and don't keep it on more than 10 minutes.