So most of you know the horse Bailey I bought from the auction 2 years ago. Well we have had our deal of downs for the most part. from broken jaw, stifle, malnourished in the beginning , to my almost perfect horse after some time at the trainers
needless to say my luck is always so darn great that the second night home from the trainers, he was attacked by something and it has really done alot of damage to his right hind. pictures below are graphic
my question to you guys is, how likely is it a mountain lion or bear will strike and only latch one claw?? i am leaning towards this was more of a mountain lion because on his left hind there is also a scrap barely breaking skin that looks as if something tried to pull him down holding on to both of his hips...
the cut itself is about 6 inches in length and cut threw 5 inches worth of muscle. (vet says it is a clean cut) he has 4 layers of stitches. the vet did not think it wise to put a drain but did stitch him so that the drainage would come out the bottom with daily cleaning and pressure rubs around the cut to push out the excess oozey stuff.
if you guys have any tips on caring for deep wounds like this please pass them on. right now he gets 24 pills of antibotics (12 in the am & pm)and 1 gram of bute morning and night, and twice a day cleaning, and alumina spray to keep magets from growing..
day 7 - still draining blood
thanks for any info you guys have..