Overreach & Bruised Heel


Well-Known Member
3 October 2008
My boy took a slice out of his heel bulb after hoollying around in the field on Thursday when a low flying helicopter spooked him. He took a slice out of his off-fore. Because it was a thin flap of skin, I've cut the piece off, cleaned it thoroughly and poulticed it. It's clean now, so I've let the air to it to dry out and sprayed it with purple spray. Obviously kept him in to try and keep it clean and dry.

He trotted out quite lame yesterday on our flat surface inside the barn, but today he was improved. The bulb is clearly bruised, (or I hope that's all it is), so that's why he's in pain.

How would you continue to treat this? Thanks.