Oh wow Roadyy those are horrible. Makes Dice's look like a paper cut. I consider myself very lucky that this is the worst open injury I've had to deal with (on my own horses) in my 13yrs with them. Usually it's just the usual bumps and scrapes.
The summarized version of what happened was Dice was being chased and he was going too fast getting away from an aggressive horse and he tried to make it through a gate. Well his front half made it and his back legs slammed a T-post and actually broke it off at the ground level. I wouldn't have believed it if I hadn't seen it. There's a whole lot more that goes into the situation but that's the gist. I'm honestly surprised he was able to walk away.
I have updates on what it looks like from this morning and this evening. So day 5.
This is this morning after it was cleaned up. Last night I put the DMSO on it. This morning the swelling was almost completely gone with just a smidge on the outside of his leg at the height of the gash.
Then this morning all I did was wipe it clean (no water) and then apply more DMSO.
This is what it looked like this evening. After being wiped up.
(is the brown gunk in there normal? I'm thinking it's a scab but not totally sure. It doesn't wipe/come off easily and I didn't want to pull it off so I just left it be.)
And then this evening I just cleaned it off from this morning. I used a soft slightly damp rag because we had gotten some rain and there was a bit of mud around/on it. Then I applied more DMSO.
I think it looks a good deal better. What do you think?