treating head laceration
My 17 yr old Appy had a meltdown the other night when I went to load him on a trailer after a trail ride. I have never loaded him at night, and the only thing I can figure, is that the inside light on the trailer spooked him. He would not load, and reared several times, and ran off. When I turned the light off inside the trailer, he was willing to go on. When I got him home, He was bleeding from a laceration above his eye, and he had a gash at the base of his forelock. Does anybody have any suggestions on how to apply medication, or clean this area? He will not let me touch either one of these areas. Will they heal ok if I do nothing? They don't appear to be deep, and only looks like the top layer of skin was taken off.