Originally Posted by Solon
LOL! I get ya!
Did the vet say how long to heal? Is it in a spot that will heal quickly? Or will him eating keep opening the wound?
Did he have to get antibiotics?
You seem so calm on this thread - man I'd still be wigging out!!!!
The vet said he should heal up just fine. I was REALLY impressed with this vet. We recently had 3 local equine vets join up and open an equine hospital as the nearest one that we HAVE had was clear down at Purdue which is several hours away. I started using this vet when I got Stiffler but this was the first time I've been present for his work. He is a bit pricey and I had debated finding a cheaper vet but after tonight I'm almost positive I will stay with this vet.
He went over the wound VERY thoroughly to make sure that ANY open spot was sutured. Monty is going to be SORE AS HECK for a few days until the swelling and bruising goes down but he said he should heal totally fine. He gave us 4 tubes of antibiotics for him which will last 8 days.
Honestly, right now I am just so TIRED from everything. I was TOTALLY freaking out when I found him. Monty is the biggest poop stirring instigator of the herd so I'm not surprised it was him that was injured.
I just thought of this. I am betting he had his head down to eat or something like that and I am betting someone was walking past and stepped on him. Could have maybe been pushed, nipped at, etc which would have knocked them off balance and they could have caught his nose on accident. That would make sense with the way the cut was and why there was so much more bruising at the tip of his nose. Also could be what broke the cockle burr too!