Hock Sores?
 
 

       The Horse Forum > Keeping and Caring for Horses > Horse Health

Hock Sores?

This is a discussion on Hock Sores? within the Horse Health forums, part of the Keeping and Caring for Horses category
  • Horse alimenents hock sores
  • Foal hock scab

Like Tree2Likes
  • 1 Post By natisha
  • 1 Post By ~*~anebel~*~

 
LinkBack Thread Tools
    01-25-2013, 02:09 PM
  #1
Weanling
Hock Sores?

My gelding is stalled up at night, and I've noticed he is starting to have a patch on the back of his hock where the hair is coming off...It is not a scab, but more of just a spot where the hair is getting rubbed off. It reminds me of what baby horses get when they lay down in a stall frequently.. Any suggestions for how to help it go away? I have seen the neoprene hock wraps that you can put on to help prevent this, but I would rather find another solution than making him wear a hock bandage every night...Thanks!
     
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
    01-25-2013, 02:11 PM
  #2
Green Broke
Deeper bedding
Elana likes this.
     
    01-25-2013, 02:12 PM
  #3
Trained
Use more bedding. If possible use wood shavings or straw, and not that awful pelleted stuff.
Elana likes this.
     
    01-25-2013, 02:16 PM
  #4
Weanling
Ok, I will try deeper bedding. I should've mentioned, he has rubber mats with wood shavings on top. But I will try more bedding!
     
    01-25-2013, 02:28 PM
  #5
Green Broke
Different shavings - deeper may help but my money is on changing shavings.

I say that from first-hand experience with two horses.

The mats are a step in the right direction but when I changed shavings from that cheap-smelly-rotten stuff from my TSC and started buying Calloway shavings (at the same price as the smelly ones) from the local feed store, the hock sores disappeared on both horses.

I had been blaming their hock sores on both of them having arthritis and being in their 20's. Since I changed shavings three years ago, neither of these horses has had hock sores.

I only bed them about 3 inches deep - 4 inches max because the less shavings, the easier it is for either of them to get up.

That doesn't mean you shouldn't go for deeper shavings but I sure would change shavings companies and see what happens. If it's the type of shavings, you should see healing in less than two weeks.
     
    01-25-2013, 02:30 PM
  #6
Weanling
K thanks!
     

Quick Reply
Please help keep the Horse Forum enjoyable by reporting rude posts.
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hock Sores Mary Liz Horse Health 6 04-08-2012 11:28 PM
Odd lip sores.... Creampuff Horse Health 4 03-22-2012 09:14 PM
Hock Sores MariPlante Horse Talk 14 04-18-2011 11:21 PM
Hock sores MariPlante Horse Health 2 04-14-2011 09:16 PM
Hock sores... what to use to protect. shandy1994 Horse Health 2 03-26-2008 10:43 AM



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:48 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0