Disfiguring Capped Hock Injury On Horse
The case shown above was a tough one with permanent cosmetic damage, however, the wound itself healed nicely. This could have been a disaster if the wound had gotten infected, but PF Wonder Salve formed a protective coating over the area. It was not possible to wrap this tough-to-heal injury. The owner in Illinois did a great job managing such a difficult wound.
What Was Used
This horse received a blunt force trauma injury on the front of her hock when she got cast in a round pen. She also had a very bad capped hock. The hock was bandaged for the first week. A clay poultice was used on the capped hock. Also lots of hydrotherapy was used on the back of the hock with a fair amount of water pressure to reduce the capped area. Excessive hydrotherapy is not advised on open wounds as it slows the process and actually encourages excessive tissue granulation. The salve was applied to the inside front area. As you can see, hair growth came in naturally, and no proud flesh! The capped hock resolved completely.
- Leg was bandaged first week with salve applied to area
- Last three weeks leg was un-bandaged with salve applied to open area