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Slight cut near hock, issue and advice needed

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  • Horse cut left untreated
  • Cut next to the hock joint

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    04-18-2012, 08:43 PM
  #11
Trained
As above - I wouldn't wrap it. Particularly being around the hock. It is extremely difficulty to efectively wrap a joint without inhibiting movement and causing more damage. Unless she is in a stable or small yard, a bandage over the hock will probably just slip down anyway.

I would just try to keep it clean, hose it out each day and leave it alone. If you can take her temperature on a daily basis, that will let you know if there is an infection brewing, and you can contact the vet for injectable anti-biotics. Don't put off a vet visit when dealing with an infection, they can turn septic very quickly and it is surprisingly easy to kill a horse if an infection is left untreated.
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    04-18-2012, 08:59 PM
  #12
Foal
I second what Kayty said about taking her temp daily, that will be a big help in figuring out if her cut is actually infected or not. Good luck!
     
    04-19-2012, 08:58 AM
  #13
Yearling
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Originally Posted by Kayty    
As above - I wouldn't wrap it. Particularly being around the hock. It is extremely difficulty to efectively wrap a joint without inhibiting movement and causing more damage. Unless she is in a stable or small yard, a bandage over the hock will probably just slip down anyway.

I would just try to keep it clean, hose it out each day and leave it alone. If you can take her temperature on a daily basis, that will let you know if there is an infection brewing, and you can contact the vet for injectable anti-biotics. Don't put off a vet visit when dealing with an infection, they can turn septic very quickly and it is surprisingly easy to kill a horse if an infection is left untreated.
Fully agree with Kayty, too. As you describe it being a slight wound no wrapping or bandaging would be necessary. The using a water hose/hydrotherapy to clean and help debride the wound will help a lot. The hydrotherapy should be done at least twice daily for at least 10-15 minutes each session.

If you do suspect the wound to be infected do call your Vet, ASAP.
     

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