Advice on briar injury please?

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Taegan went out in the woods today with us for a walk. Well, she got her back leg hung up in a briar vine. I guess when she realized it had a hold of her she ran and then I heard her scream and she ran to me. She seemed OK, was walking fine, so I didn't think any more of it until tonight when I let her out to potty. I stopped her at the door to wipe her feet as normal when it's muddy out. When I reached for her back leg she screamed. So I had her lay down and this is what I saw. She won't let me touch it, it's raw and right in the crease of her leg. I sprayed it with Vetericyn and she laid perfectly still while I did. The Vetericyn was outside in the outbuilding with the horse supplies so it was cold and I think it felt good to her.

My question is, do any of you know what else I could do for this? I feel so sorry for her, it breaks my heart. I can't stand to see her hurting. It doesn't appear to have any briars in it.

 

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As long as the wound is correctly cleaned and disinfected it should be fine.

Looks nasty and has to hurt - ouch!

If she isn't feeling much better in a couple of days, I'd have the vet look at it.

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Taegan is getting back to her old self playing and I can now touch it if I do it tenderly. It still looks pretty yucky but it is clean and I spray the Vetercyn on it a couple times a day so she is on the mend.
 

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It should be OK, but keep checking for infection.  Ti got caught up in kudzu vine and just screamed till I got to him  Did not do any damage, but boy that screaming sure was scary.  Poor Taegan that must have really hurt.

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oh my that looks so painful, that burning type of pain glad to read that she is getting better, but wow that had to hurt