my Mare showed up for dinner last tues with a open wound, not sure how she got it. (checked pasture/fence/shelter) but perhaps a nail. It was wide open pretty nasty about middle of her belly halfway up the side. I used betadine, hosed. next morning vet came out. the wound had closed up about halfway and was very swollen. Vet gave her 5 days of anitbioitics, two kinds. She advised cleaning, soaking in betadine, cold water hosing for 15 mins/day twice a day. Then coat with furazone spray.
The swelling is much better, (nearly gone) but the wound is still open and seems to have stopped or slowed closing. Vet wants to do no more antibiotics, keep it clean and let it heal. Trouble is right after I let wound dry, spray it she goes out and rolls. She also sleeps on her side either in a stall or not, so she will keep getting it dirty.
any ideas on how to keep it clean or bandage it?