…it’s been two weeks since the injury and I noticed it last night. I’m kicking myself because I thought it was healed, turned him out, and he came back in with a line of ripped stitches and an open wound which is a little ??? because it should be healed by now but it’s not.
I put in a non-emergency call to my vet after rinsing it out and putting a stable bandage on it. It doesn’t look infected, it’s not hot, and the horse is sound so I’m just a little puzzled. The wound itself is not all that large (maybe the size of a quarter) but is deep, and when it was initially stitched I was told the flap may die.
I was thinking of putting honey on it with vet approval but we’ll see what she says.
Is it normal for pastern wounds to take this long to heal? The horse is 21 so I’m not sure if increasing age is a factor here. My main big concern is proud flesh given the location.