ichthammol is FABULOUS! It stinks, it will get all over you, so have a towel or paper towel handy, but that stuff is fantastic. I used it on my mare, I had wanted to integrate her in a herd environment and she got kicked by another mare, (I got all neurotic horsy mama, and she is now in a paddock on her own with horses on either side.) Her leg swelled, I tried scarlet oil, polysporin triple, cold hosing, nothing worked until I bought the ichthammol, leg deswelled after the first day, her booboo is gone after a 5 day application twice a day.
Good luck, and I can't wait to see pics of Sam ;)
The blood runs hot in the Thoroughbred and the courage runs deep. In the best of them, pride is limitless. This is their heritage and they carry it like a banner. What they have, they use. - C.W. Anderson