How Can I Tell If My Horse Needs Stitches?

Q: If my horse gets a cut, how can I tell if it’s severe enough to require a veterinarian’s attention and stitches? Also if a laceration does need stitches, how soon after the injury happens does a vet need to see (and suture) it? —Randy, Washington

A: There are a few good ways to decide whether a horse’s wound needs veterinary attention:

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