Teddy is by far the most injury prone of all my horses (see my last post about his hooves). On the bright side, I’m learning how to treat a lot of different kinds of injuries. He had this this morning, when I brought him in. It looks like a bad scratch (I don’t know if you can see, but you could still see some of the skin attached to some of it). The worst part is in his inner thigh, but he has scratches all the way down to his coronet. It seems like a little swollen at the inner thigh but not tender; however, he was tender a few inches below that. I cold hosed, applied Betadine scrub and rubbed it everywhere, let that sit for ten minutes, rinsed, dried, and applied Swat. I will be back out there tomorrow – would you do the same thing again? Or do something different? He doesn’t seem to be lame – would you ride him with this injury? I think it’s probably OK unless he acts lame when I ride him, but I wanted second opinions.
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