My horse got a cut/scrape on the back of her pastern on her left hind a couple of weeks ago. I cleaned it and put silver spray on it. I’ve been topping off the silver spray every day (every few days also cleaning it but am worried that if I clean every day it’s irritating the wound) but I just can’t get the thing to heal. I’m wondering if whether the grass in her paddock is rubbing it enough that the silver spray is just is constantly being rubbed off and irritated. It doesn’t help that the grass is wet in the morning. Any thoughts on how to treat it better so I can get it to heal?
She’s stuck in her stall for a bit this morning as it’s raining and I put a different wound gel on it (EMT gel) and then slipped an Equifit silver sock over it and taped the end to her hoof to keep it down.
I do have the option to keep her in a dry lot so maybe I should do that for a few days?
It seems to be mildly infected because she’s got some swelling. Nothing truly alarming but I don’t like it.
When it first happened she did have a lot of swelling and I spoke to my vet. She recommended bute for a few days plus ice plus movement. That definitely got the initial swelling down but like I said, I just can’t get the underlying wound to heal.
This is a total stream of consciousness post but that’s all I have in me this morning.