My 2.5 year old AQHA gelding sliced his left hock.
I had the vet come, he put my horse out, washed with antiseptic and sprayed some silver stuff on it?
The vet said he doesn't THINK he cut down to tendons or any ligaments.
I've been giving my horse bute for pain everyday, it's been almost 2 weeks.
It's not healing very well (to my knowledge). However, when he walks he doesn't limp like he did in the beginning when it was fresh.
I'm out of the prescription of bute now, and my vet says I should be getting my horse to start trotting out injury as it's rolling into week 2.
It's very cold and snowy where I live, I have him in my round pen and away from other horses so he doesn't open it or infection won't grow.
My question is... Has anyone had a slice/gash injury to the hock and had a limpin horse? How did you treat it? Should I peroxide it, wash with warm water then apply polysporin? Wrap it? Leave it breathe? It's not bleeding anymore I'm just concerned on how to take good care of it,also should I be getting him trotting when he's still limping? Would this injury be riding threatening? What's your experiences, I'm freaking out I may never get to ride this horse :(