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        08-10-2013, 01:26 AM
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    Hmmmm.....

    While some that are on the bony points look like hock pressure sores, there are a couple that look like they are on places I wouldn't expect to see such injuries. In the "hollow" areas in front of the bony points.

    I just might check for some kind of secondary infection, especially the highest spot towards the front.

    Well, on second thought, they are on the same spot on BOTH legs so, I guess I would go back to being a place hit when the horse is rolling and kicking around.

    There are hock shields that you can get to protect the hocks. Other than that, just keep them clean and protected with a antibiotic cream.





    You can google hock shields for more info on them.
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        08-10-2013, 01:58 PM
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    Originally Posted by Allison Finch    
    Hmmmm.....

    While some that are on the bony points look like hock pressure sores, there are a couple that look like they are on places I wouldn't expect to see such injuries. In the "hollow" areas in front of the bony points.

    ......

    Well, on second thought, they are on the same spot on BOTH legs so, I guess I would go back to being a place hit when the horse is rolling and kicking around.
    This is one of the great mysteries of horses to me. In my previous post I suggested that they may be from getting up after resting. Our mares get them in that same "hollow" spot and they are definitely scrapes, I.e. Not some skin problem. We have a lot of white legs here and I often see grass stains in the hollow area surrounded by unstained white on the bony areas. One day I may actually find out how they manage this.
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