In a sticky situation?
Q A fellow beater once said he used superglue to close a cut on his dog. Is this safe?
VICKY PAYNE replies: Gluing wounds in the field is not something that I recommend. Even if you use proper tissue glue (which heats up less than superglue), there is a real risk of sealing dirt into a wound leading to wound breakdown or an abscess later on.
If you haven’t been taught how to use glue, you may also keep the wound edges apart rather than holding them together, which prevents healing.
Glue can be useful for temporary repairs of ear nicks and pad cuts, but preferably after learning how to use it properly.