Originally Posted by verona1016
Thanks for all the help
It sounds like 14" will probably be a good size for his rear legs, but I'll measure next time I see him just to be sure. Hopefully I can find something locally, but I haven't always had the best luck when looking for something specific. At least if I have to order it in I will have much more choice!
The article is definitely helpful!
Out of curiosity, how would you wrap/cover differently? The wound is well below the hock joint, towards the outside/front of the leg, ~1.5" to 2" slit IIRC.
1. Gauze and whatever meds the doctor wants used over the wound.
2. Newborn baby diaper<---Newborn should fit around his leg.
2.1 Secure with duct tape.
2.1.1 If the horse wants to bite the diaper off, you could cut the foot out of a No-Nonsense Knee-Hi stocking (or other sturdy brand), slip it over the diaper and add more duct tape.
I did that years ago with a horse that punctured an artery (on a stalk in the pasture
on the upper-inside of his foreleg. It was the vet's idea.
That horse chewed the diaper so I cut up a runny pair of panty hose and slipped that over the baby diaper and added more duct tape.
My current vet is also big on baby diapers for certain injuries
Honestly, I don't know which way would be cheaper - quilts and wraps or diapers and duct tape if you don't have any new babies in your circle that would loan you some clean ones -