Hock sore that won't heal! - The Horse Forum
 17Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 28 Old 07-11-2020, 09:55 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,256
• Horses: 0
Hock sore that won't heal!

My boy has a hock sore that won't heal. Gets scabbed over then in a day or so it's back to raw bloody. He's had this for over 2 months now.

I clean it and put corona onitment on it, it's what I have on hand currently.

Ideas how to get this healed.? I'm at a loss.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg IMG_20200707_010008.jpg (48.8 KB, 6 views)
rambo99 is offline  
post #2 of 28 Old 07-11-2020, 11:10 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Southern Indiana
Posts: 9,165
• Horses: 12
He's probably doing it when he gets up from laying down. If he sleeps in the barn you can provide deeper bedding but if he sleeps in different places out in a pasture then I don't know what you could do other than wrap it during the times he normally lays down to sleep.
boots likes this.

R.I.P. JC 5/19/85 - 12/9/14. You made my life better.
JCnGrace is offline  
post #3 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 02:33 AM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,256
• Horses: 0
Not sure how I'd wrap it being it's on back of hock. Not sure it from him getting up after laying down either.

Have no idea when he lays down or when. He's in barn during the day but doesn't ever lay down in barn.
rambo99 is offline  
post #4 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 03:32 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: SW UK
Posts: 15,857
• Horses: 0
If he is in the barn during the day I would give him a deep bed to encourage him to lay down when he is inside.

The continuous rubbing might led to a capped hock

When hot I would bring the horses in away from the flies, within minutes they would all be lying down flat out in a deep sleep. They all had deep beds.
boots likes this.
Foxhunter is offline  
post #5 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 10:37 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12,663
• Horses: 0
Being you say its on hock back...
He's stalled during the day?
Bet he backs into the wall and props himself, cocks his leg and puts his hock against the wall continually rubbing that spot...over time you get what you got.
I would look at hock boots or hock shields, they make them in neoprene with Velcro closures.
https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail.html?pgguid=0A6B09DB-A22A-43CF-ABF2-37BA66291EC4
https://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....2-00b0d0204ae5



They are actually made to keep the hock joint warm for those with some arthritic issues or stiffness in the joint, build-up in the capsule and such...
The boots are cheap enough to buy and try to see if it helps with your issue.
I would though expect the boot to wear a hole in that spot you will need to glue a patch into since neoprene can only be stitched just so many times without weakening the material.
...
egrogan, boots and LoriF like this.

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....
horselovinguy is offline  
post #6 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 10:44 AM
Green Broke
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: eh?
Posts: 2,810
• Horses: 2
Duct tape and Hock Shields. That's what fixed my hock sores. Duct tape over the sores while still healing to protect it. Hock Shield's ultra boots were the only ones I found that would stay up reliably.
LoriF and JoBlueQuarter like this.
ApuetsoT is online now  
post #7 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 11:06 AM
Trained
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Northern Florida
Posts: 5,136
• Horses: 4
I would get hock boots. The hocks are almost impossible to wrap comfortably and stay in place.
Foxhunter likes this.

There will be only one of you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.
Coffee is my spirit animal
LoriF is offline  
post #8 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 11:15 AM
Super Moderator
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 12,663
• Horses: 0
Quote:
Originally Posted by ApuetsoT View Post
Duct tape and Hock Shields. That's what fixed my hock sores. Duct tape over the sores while still healing to protect it. Hock Shield's ultra boots were the only ones I found that would stay up reliably.

@ApuetsoT

You put the duct tape on the sore itself?
When you removed the tape didn't you then remove the scab of healing and start healing a sore all over again?

Or did you put duct tape on the boot on exterior, interior or both for added abrasion resistance?

I was told duct tape stops air circulation and the healing process when applied to skin of any animal...
No??
...

The worst day is instantly better when shared with my horse.....

Last edited by horselovinguy; 07-12-2020 at 11:46 AM.
horselovinguy is offline  
post #9 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 02:21 PM Thread Starter
Started
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 2,256
• Horses: 0
Hock boots are a great idea. Being Velcro closer he'll rip it off in less then 5 minutes.

I tried in vein to keep fly legs wraps on him. Even with duct tape over closers he had boots off within a 1/2 hour.

I'll put gauze with duct tape over sore he might or might not leave it on. Only one hock is effected.

Hesitate to spend money on boots he won't keep on. They'll sit on a self to collect dust.
rambo99 is offline  
post #10 of 28 Old 07-12-2020, 02:59 PM
Trained
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Arizona
Posts: 6,707
• Horses: 0
I'm pretty sure it from laying down/getting up on a hard surface. At least that's what I think my mare's hock sores are from. She has callouses (capped hocks?) in the spot your horse has sores. And the sides of her hocks have small rub wounds. I've tried putting down shavings but she doesn't seem to consistently lay in them. I'm hoping the rains will come soon. All during the winter the sores are healed, so I know it's a hard ground thing.
rambo99 likes this.


trailhorserider is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

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

Password:


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

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










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



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