Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Gallant, Alabama
After looking it over earlier, it's not as bad as I thought... it's about four scratches, but one is near the vein that runs down the leg, or close to it. That's the oe that bled. It isn't bleeding anymore and had quit bleeding within ten minutes of him getting injured, it just bled a pretty good bit before stopping.
My concern isn't that I think it needs antibiotics, it's more of a... my mare had an injury at the same spot, just on a different leg, and it got infected so badly that it took over a month to heal, but her injury was much worse than Dakota's...
I guess I'm just worrying too much. It's not enough to need stitches or even call a vet... I was just wanting to know if, just as a precaution, it would be ok/good to give him penacilln shots for about three days... or would it not be worth it since the cuts aren't too bad?
Horseshoe Loop Farm: Home of Gypsie (22 y/o TWH mare), Dakota (10 y/o TWH gelding), Codie (18 y/o Walkaloosa gelding) & Harlow (9 y/o APHA mare)