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Developing a bunch of scabs and sores under his collar and around his neck about a week after being in a fight is fairly common. Bite wounds are notoriously dirty, even after being cleaned in the manner you described, and infections are common. The skin under his collar - even though it was protected during the fight - is still at risk when the infection starts to spread because heat and moisture are trapped underneath the collar.
A simple trip to the vet is necessary to have Bishop's skin evaluated and appropriate treatment prescribed. In most cases the vet will prescribe a course of an antibiotic to be taken by mouth to clear up the infection from the inside out. In that case, you can expect Bishop's sores to dry up and the skin to heal completely over the course of the next couple of weeks. Scarring should be minimal.
Because the skin was broken, it's also important to address the rabies vaccination
status of both dogs. Keeping them up to date is really important not only to protect them from disease, but also to comply with the law. Your local vet should be familiar with the legal requirements in your area and can provide a rabies booster
if it's indicated.
The bot***** *****ne is that even though seeing scabs and sores like this develop on Bishop can be alarming, problems like this are usually pretty straightforward to diagnose and treat and you can expect a complete recovery.
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