The vet will definitely help figure out what is best for them.
Iíll share my story! My horse cut her fetlock a few months ago. It wasnít deep, but the surrounding area was swollen for awhile (no lameness though) but I wrapped it with poultice. Really helped with the swelling.
Ended up taking her to the vet because there was no improvement, & I had to give her antibiotics, but also had to keep it wrapped/dry. I cleaned it with saline solution, then applied a poultice pad, wrapped that lightly with a cotton bandage (sorta like gauze wrap), then gamgee wrapping, & then vet wrap. Changed it every other day & it eventually was done draining!
I did end up stalling my mare for a week (it was raining for days straight at the time). I didnít want to stall her, TRUST ME, as sheís not a fan since sheís always out 24/7 but it was either stall her, or not let the cut heal properly. So, I stalled her. Yes she was a bit antsy & not happy at first, but she eventually settled. She survived & the cut healed up nicely! Sometimes stalling them is for the best in these situations. I was fighting a battle with that cut for almost a month!
I hope it gets better! Just really have to keep it clean & dry, thatís most important. :)
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