Will, sooner or later, have to care for a horse using a cut or wound. Lacerations and large cuts must be seen by the vet, and it is better to be safe than sorry, if you are not certain of its seriousness. It is not unusual for horses to graze themselves for a while and it is essential to have the ability to offer the aid it needs to your horse, waiting for the vet or while treating it yourself. Sterile saline solution is ideal for cleaning open cuts or wounds, if there’s not one of this available the hose may be used to trickle water from over the wound (not directly on the wound in the event the water pressure deepens any debris into the cut). Before a dressing is applied, the aim is to rid the wound of any bacteria. Evaluate the problem quickly and before any action is taken, is there some dirt in the wound? Are there any punctures, lacerations or bones that are broken? Is it near a joint? No issues are present and if the wound is small if needed, cut or an abrasion may be treated by you, gently remove any dirt disinfect the area then, dress with the most appropriate bandage or dressing.
Puncture wounds are severe, origin, place; thickness and size are all factors which affect the severity. Use your common sense in these situations; punctures to stomach or the chest such as are likely to become severe that punctures to fleshy areas. Vets should be called immediately should you dread the horse has a severe puncture wound, or even if any debris is still stuck at the wound. Puncture wounds dressed and can be treated by you. After bleeding was stemmed, usually with the use of a sterile pad or clean fabric, the wound ought to be flushed out using saline afterward, depending upon the place; the most suitable dressing can be implemented using a poiltice dressing to assist in the drawing from any foreign bodies.