Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Two of my four horses used to get hock sores.
One has an injured vertebra, the other has hock/ankle arthritis.
Meaning, they both have some sort of "structural" issue that keeps them from getting up exactly like they should.
Mine come in at night. I put 4" - 6" inches of crush in their stalls, mats, and changed the brand of shavings I was using.
Some or all of that got rid of their hock sores and that was three years ago.
With your horse being outside all the time, it's tough because you can't really wrap her. You could try putting a thick antibiotic cream or ointment on them and see if that helps.
I doubt she has Scratches as that starts at the bottom and works it way up the leg. You should be seeing little sores in the fetlock joint, all the way up the legs.
But, as usual, we love pictures:))))
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