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Do you need veterinary attention for a wound on a horses leg?


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May 14, 2012 2:35PM

Very hard question to answer. If you have to ask, then Yes you do need a vet.

Many small scrapes and cuts can be treated by a horse person, with knowledge.

Some injuries can be in an important spot or deeper, possible tendon issues.

Did the injury just happen, or has the horse been getting dirt and flies in an open wound for days or a week? the vet.

As a horse owner, when the Vet comes out, you get to help, so you do learn along the way.

But the horse may need stitches, antibiotics, etc. that the Vet has.