Owen went to get his mare, Cotton, to rope calves. When he brought her out of the stall, he came and told me she had a cut on her head. This is what it looked like:
It didn’t look bad until I cleaned it up to see what had happened.
I sedated her and really cleaned it out, scraping the top layer of contamination off.
Then I numbed it with lidocaine, which is the same thing the dentist uses to numb your mouth for dental work.
Then I sutured it back together again. Here are my instruments:
And the suture:
Here she is being sutured back together.
And this is after I was finished. It took 8 stitches.
That was on Saturday. Today is Monday, and it’s healing quite nicely.
Stitches will come out in 7-10 days, and by the way it looks, likely we will be on the 7 day plan.