Be aware of horse wounds and address it well
Owing a horse might be a matter of pride, but caring for it is a matter of commitment! Other than the everyday food and physical activity, it is essential for also beware about the sudden wounds and injuries that might occur. Like humans, even horses have the chance to get injured or hurt during a normal, even if it's inactive. Cuts and abrasions can arise from the nails, metals, barbed wire, fencing, glass and many more.
Horses often run on to sharp objects and get stuck. It causes deep cuts along with puncture wounds. It is true both for horses in the private stable as well as horse racing tracks. Horse owners know that their horses can have open sore injuries, puncture wounds and other cuts that might need the usage of antibiotics. Though it’s true that you can always count on the vet for solutions, but it makes sense if you stay updated on a few horse medical basics.
Horses require tetanus injections
Do you want to keep your horse secure from tetanus injections? If yes, then you need to ensure that the horse gets vaccinated at least twice annually. Additionally, creating a useful first aid kit is like investing in a precautionary measure that can help whenever the horse gets wounded. However, sometimes horse wounds would need a tetanus shot, to eradicate the bacterial infection. In such cases, it is best if horse owners arrange for the injection than any other alternative measures.
Open horse wounds need to get cleaned carefully
Horse open wounds need to be cleaned and dressed cautiously. The best thing you can use here is a sterile saline solution. Make sure that you add in a saline solvent in the horse first-aid emergency kit. It is useful in cleaning the open wound. Just in case, you don't have it or have run out of it, make sure to flush the wounds using water. Even though it's an age-old way, it's still beneficial.
The idea is to clean the area of the wound from any bacteria that might result in any possible infection. The moment you use saline solvent or ample water, it helps to free the injury from all kinds of bacteria and other germs that tend to flock to open wounds.
Tackling puncture wounds
There are moments when a horse puncture wound tends to be very serious. It is mainly because of the size, location, depth and the origin of the injury in the horse's body. Generally, this kind of an injury happens on a dense muscle and is not very bothersome. However, sometimes when the wound takes place in areas like the lower leg, chest or the belly there are chances of the injury affecting the internal organs. So whenever you find a horse puncture wound on the chest or the abdomen, the best solution is to contact the vet. Always make it a point to check the wound severity, clean and bandage the wound till the time the vet arrives.
Horse wounds and cuts need attention like that of humans. When you fail to attend to these wounds and cuts, there are chances of infections that can prove to be detrimental in many ways. Following the measures mentioned above will help your horse to stay healthy for a long time.