my month old colt hit his face right side below eye caused his nose to bleed slight swollen , he is eating ,drinking and still full of energy, but nose is still bleeding what should i do
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Hello again,I wanted to give you more information on the vet school:http://lacs.vetmed.ufl.edu/They often have programs to help with emergency services. Also, emergency services at a vet school can be less expensive than the same treatments from for-profit local vet clinics. If you can haul him to the vet school that would be one option. If you can haul him - do NOT halter him for travel. If possible haul him and his mother loose in a stock trailer - if you only have a 2-horse trailer remove the partition. Do not take the foal without his mother. Leave them in the trailer and let the staff at the school tell you when/where/how to unload them so that he can be safely restrained for exam and treatment.Bed the trailer with straw - not shavings. Bed it deeply - the more the better.To load him into the trailer you need 2 or 3 people. Have someone lead the mare in. Have 2 other people hold the foal, cradling him in their arms - one arm around his rump (under his tail) the other under his neck. If he struggles one person can grab his tail and bring it up over his back - this calms a struggling foal similar to how a kitten calms when picked up by the scruff of the neck. Once he is in the trailer one person can hold him while the other closes the door. Then have the person leading the mare take off her halter and leave, then have the person holding the foal let go and leave last (the other 2 people can help make sure the foal doesn't try to slip out as the last person leaves the trailer). Make sure the trailer is fully enclosed - if you use a 2-horse trailer with "storm doors" they need to be on as sometimes a foal tries to jump out over the back doors!JC Dill39509.6274965278