Apollo has had this hock sore forever it seems...it's about the size of a quarter. It scabs up and starts to heal until he decides to lay down or roll and rubs his hock on the ground when gets up and it cracks open again. I can tell its from this because he will have dirt or grass stains around the perimeter of his sore and across his entire hock. I hose it for a little bit everyday and then treat it. He's not letting me touch it and is very touchy about it now if I try to put ointment on it (I don't want to risk getting kicked), so I've been putting wonder dust on it because its the only thing I can get on it. I was looking at using a wound spray but I'm scared it'll attract flies to his wound, but this seems to keep them off of it.
He was starting to get one on his other hock too but it healed fast and is almost completely gone already. We doubled the shavings put in his stall so he's not rubbing it on the stall mat or anything and that seemed to help a little, but he's outside more than he is in his stall and we can't really keep him from going down outside.
Is there anything else I can do for his sore? Different product to put on it?Just keep doing what I'm doing? Anything?
^the spot further down on his leg is a freckle, not another sore.