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    04-07-2012, 09:29 PM
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Foal
Question Hock Sores

So from what I know hock sores generally come from a horse being in a stall that is not clean for long periods of time like in bad weather. Ever since we have switched barns my Arabian has had hock sores on his back legs. They look fine and have scabs over them but they are not going away. You can touch them and he does not notice but it concerns me since they do not go away. His stall is always kept very clean and he is out all the time in good weather. He also doesn't lay down when he sleeps. Could the cause of his sores be from the switch in shavings at the new barn?
     
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    04-08-2012, 08:34 PM
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Hock sores typically result from the horse laying down on the hard ground or a lightly bedded stall.
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    04-08-2012, 08:36 PM
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Trained
Your horse's stall needs to be bedded more deeply.
     
    04-08-2012, 09:42 PM
  #4
Weanling
Horse bedding needs to be deeper But if the barn your at won't add some then maybe purchasing some hock wraps to protect her hocks is a good idea.
I hate and do mean hate when a barn thinks because they have rubber mats that the stall doesnt need bedding. That's like us sleeping on a rug I don't know about you all but I find a mattress much more comfortable.
My stalls get 4 to 5 bags a week in their stalls more if needed as I bank my stalls well.

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    04-08-2012, 11:00 PM
  #5
Foal
Laddy like I say never lays down and he has a good amount shavings in his stall. His are also closed like scars. He did come to use with nasty open hock sores that I just remembered and we healed them. And an old trainer once said to my mom when we got him once they have them there there for life. So do you agree once a horse has hock sores do they have them for life like my Laddy?
     
    04-08-2012, 11:07 PM
  #6
Green Broke
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Originally Posted by Mary Liz    
Laddy like I say never lays down and he has a good amount shavings in his stall. His are also closed like scars. He did come to use with nasty open hock sores that I just remembered and we healed them. And an old trainer once said to my mom when we got him once they have them there there for life. So do you agree once a horse has hock sores do they have them for life like my Laddy?
That seems to be the case. If it's healed it's more of a scar than a sore a this point.
     
    04-08-2012, 11:28 PM
  #7
Foal
Thanks! I have been wondering about them because I noticed them and I couldn't remember him having any. That makes me feel better about them.
     

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