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.
Thank you foxhunter! We no longer offer the salve for sale. It's available to people we know, past customers, etc. We've gone back to offering like we did in the past, and that's via word of mouth/referrals to people like you, (foxhunter), past customers and people we know.
I totally agree with the bandaging. I'd add more padding. No duct tape, use elastikon, and add a stovepipe, or stack bandage to the bottom if the figure 8 hock bandage doesn't stay put.
My filly had a similar injury Thanksgiving weekend. She rolled in the round pen along the edge and got hung up. I only wrapped it for a week, as she also had a capped hock, and the entire hock was very swollen. The wound was on the front like your horse, just not as big. It could have gotten out of control fast. The first week I bandaged and applied Resolve Wound. After that, I just painted on a new layer of salve until it shrunk to nothing. No scar, no white hairs, and no proud flesh! Resolve Wound - Hock Injury
Thank God her hock has completely gone back down, and there's no trace of swelling or injury. I started riding her again 2 weeks ago, and penned a set of heifers on her yesterday.
I used two pieces of cotton padding, and although it doesn't show well in the photo, the back of the hock is open so that when she walked, or was lying down, there wasn't pressure on the hock.