Wounds to the equine mouth and muzzle are relatively common. Fortunately, the blood supply to this area is excellent and these wounds usually heal well, unless they are complicated by a foreign body or involvement of bone or tooth.
In most cases, it is best to seek veterinary repair of the larger wounds in order to preserve function and appearance. This is especially true for wounds that cause disruption to the normal contours of the lips or nostrils. In all cases, you should have the discussion with your vet.
Wounds with no loose flaps of skin, and those that do not involve the lip or nostril margin, usually heal very well with no treatment.
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The prognosis for wounds to this area is good.
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