They say this weekend is the unofficial beginning of summer. Well, you sure couldn't tell it here. It is so cool for this time of year. Ten degrees cooler than normal they say. The weather finally cooperated this afternoon with the rain stopping and I did feel some sun although I sure didn't see it.
Even though it was late in the day, I put a few horses outside so they could play. You'd think doing it late like that the horses wouldn't have enough time to get into any trouble BUT when Dave went to bring Gypcy in she had gotten herself into some kind of mess. The front of her neck and down her chest was scraped open with three very long scratches through the skin and into the muscle. Nothing that could be stitched up but definitely ugly and full of junk.
I cold hosed it and got it all cleaned up before treating it with Manuka honey. It also looks like she is accumulating some fluid between her front legs. I don't know what I'll be doing with that. I sure hope it doesn't develop into something that must be drained.
We have no idea how she did this although Dave went looking around to see if he could find something that made sense. He couldn't find anything that looked like it could have done this. No hair on the fence anywhere either. Who knows. How come it always seems to be holiday weekends when the vet's away that stuff like this happens??