As my Grandmother would say, "Long way from his heart!"
Honestly if horses can get into trouble - they will.
Go to Resolve Wound - Home
and get some of this salve, it is brilliant
for healing wounds like this.
The thing I would like to say is that whoever is bandaging the wound is doing it totally incorrectly! The point of the hock should never have any pressure on it and, over any joint the bandage needs to be put on in a figure of eight. If it was the vet that did it then they need to learn how to bandage correctly.
Thanks! I will check out that salve.
As far as the bandaging, the first picture I posted in the OP was
done by the vet.
I had no idea about "figure 8'ing" and he didn't say anything to me about it, even though I did specifically ask him if I need to wrapping any specific direction when I wrap it. However, he did really, really pad that leg up that first night it happened with a lot of cotton and gauze, so I don't know if that makes a difference.
Or were you referring to the most recent bandage picture? That would be my wrap job, as he's my horse and well, I'm the one who has to bandage it. I overall have avoided going over the top of the hock and leaving a space, because it just plain makes sense to me because it's a joint and he needs to move it. I didn't know about the figure 8 but I will start doing that from now on!
The new vet that I had look at Red two nights ago, I was watching her wrap (she's the lameness expert .... the first vet I had wasn't, he was just the large animal "on-call" vet that night). As I do recall, she did go around the hock in a figure 8 pattern, and I thought to myself "Oh, that's a good way to do it!" But she did see my wrap job and she said I was doing a good job of wrapping it.