Severed back leg/hock - The Horse Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 3 Old 04-14-2011, 01:10 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Severed back leg/hock

So my 3 year old filly got her leg caught in the fence.. as they do! She very badly cut the inside of her near back hock. My vet came and saw to the injury. Just cut the tendon sheath and maybe only just cut a small part of the tendon not 100% sure. A huge dose of antibiotics (penicillin) for first ten days, bute for the first five, stalled totally for the first three days. We're now at day 14 and on sulprim twice a day. I stopped the bute after day 5, she didn't seem in any pain. The wound looks great and is almost completely closed in. My vet is amazed at the speed of healing. I'm stabling her overnight and for most of the day. Letting her graze in small paddocks for about an hour or so each morning and night. She is trotting and even loping on this leg! My guess is that she didn't sever that tendon or she wouldn't be capable of doing this much. I have pictures if it might help? Has anyone had similar experience. How much rest did you allow? How long before you let them back in a paddock again? How long before you started light exercise again? What is the GREATEST stuff for minimal scarring?

Last edited by chivas; 04-14-2011 at 01:14 AM.
chivas is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 3 Old 04-14-2011, 01:12 AM
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Alberta, Canada
Posts: 11,772
• Horses: 0
Unpasteurized honey. I swear by it. Before you ask - no, I'm not kidding.
Posted via Mobile Device
JustDressageIt is offline  
post #3 of 3 Old 04-14-2011, 01:21 AM Thread Starter
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 8
• Horses: 0
Wow - that was quick! So I know about the honey... I used this before on less serious injuries. At this stage I'm still bandaging - at what stage of the wound would you suggest I start applying and how often
chivas is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the The Horse Forum forums, you must first register.

Already have a Horse Forum account?
Members are allowed only one account per person at the Horse Forum, so if you've made an account here in the past you'll need to continue using that account. Please do not create a new account or you may lose access to the Horse Forum. If you need help recovering your existing account, please Contact Us. We'll be glad to help!

New to the Horse Forum?
Please choose a username you will be satisfied with using for the duration of your membership at the Horse Forum. We do not change members' usernames upon request because that would make it difficult for everyone to keep track of who is who on the forum. For that reason, please do not incorporate your horse's name into your username so that you are not stuck with a username related to a horse you may no longer have some day, or use any other username you may no longer identify with or care for in the future.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Old Thread Warning
This thread is more than 90 days old. When a thread is this old, it is often better to start a new thread rather than post to it. However, If you feel you have something of value to add to this particular thread, you can do so by checking the box below before submitting your post.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Hock swelling? EveningShadows Horse Health 16 04-12-2012 06:54 PM
Severed Extensor Tendon in Rear Leg Dakota1248 Horse Health 25 04-19-2011 06:06 AM
2 yo with clicking hock BrewCrew Horse Health 1 03-31-2011 04:10 PM
Hock injury Jumper4ever Horse Health 3 01-04-2011 09:10 AM
Hock Curbs King Horse Health 5 06-30-2010 09:59 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome