Horse Health

When to call your vet

Wound showing proud tissue

Wound showing proud tissue.

Your vet should be consulted about every wound. This is especially important if:

  • Wounds are bleeding heavily
  • Clear discharge is leaking from a wound close to a joint or tendon, even for very small wounds
  • There is an offensive discharge from the wound, coupled with heat and swelling
  • Onset of lameness in a limb that has a wound becomes apparent
  • There is deterioration in the appearance of the wound or an increase in its size
  • Tissue within the wound becomes 'proud' i.e. it stands out from the wound
  • These wounds are at high risk of complication or may only be resolved with surgery.