Originally Posted by smrobs
LOL, yeah, Elana, you get to see some lovely nasty stuff working around cattle. My favorite part is lancing and cleaning abscesses
Do that once or twice to a huge one and you'll never look at white sausage gravy the same way again
AND You will never get that smell out of your mind. ICK!!!
The wound on the OP's horse looks much like one I had on a mare I had years ago. On my mare, it was just left of her Withers. It showed up sort of out of the blue and grew quickly. It looked JUST like the picture and it ended up being about 2 inches deep and full of eggs. Talk about Gross. It apparently itched like crazy and I am admittedly, a Picker. I picked at the wound and opened it up. The mare let me do that without a fuss. After I cleaned it really really good, I flushed it with a mix of peroxide and water and it began to heal quickly. I repeated the clean out daily. If I never see one like that again, it will be too soon. Good luck to you on your horse.