A few weeks ago, I told you how I had to remove Gwen from the paddock with Finn, Wrigley and BG because she had been kicked in the hock. Joined 8 August 2014 Messages 2,447. She was stitched up. The hock is also very exposed as far as traumatic injuries go, and it is a common joint to bear the full force of a kick from another horse, or to be badly wounded if a horse kicks through fencing. M. Midlifecrisis Well-Known Member. This has been for about 6 months. Cold water hosing of the affected area a few times of day can help ease the horse's discomfort. My vet here had a look at it and said it could be either. Trauma most likely occurred when your horse kicked at something (such as a stall or trailer wall), banging the point of his hock, or when he slipped on a hard surface while trying to … Six small bones make up this joint, and it is often the site of strain and wear and a common location for arthritis . There was a puncture and abrasion on under the bottom of the fetlock joint. My horse was kicked on Monday causing a small cut on the outside of his near hock, which then became a bit infected. his infected hock has been operated on and all the infection has hopefully been removed and its just a case of waiting to see if it comes back or not and waiting forit to heal. "The fetlock joint is, arguably, the joint that makes a horse a horse," said Larry Bramlage, DVM, MS, Dipl. Bursitis is when the bursae (a sac of fluid) of a joint becomes inflamed. It is usually noticed in the morning, and the swelling goes away when the horse is let out or exercised. These are painful injuries, and initial assessment may not reveal the true extent of damage. My 15.2 Dutch warmblood got kicked by my 14.1 Connemara on Tuesday evening. I was watching my dad feed as I wandered aimlessly around the barnyard—right smack into the kick zone of the food-aggressive gelding. It looks like elephantitis. Have been cold hosing it. A few weeks ago, I told you how I had to remove Gwen from the paddock with Finn, Wrigley and BG because she had been kicked in the hock. General Discussion (Horse Related) > If your young horse needs hock injections, you F'd up. She had a gash and was bleeding pretty badly, but the vet said she didn't have to come out. Now a tendon is sticking out, vet was - Answered by a verified Horse Veterinarian. My horse was kicked in the hock of her back left leg. The extensor tendon just below the hock was completely severed, the lateral digital extensor tendon was exposed with the tendon sheath torn off the tendon. To stop the swelling. Since Gwen is 25 years old now, it was time for her to not have to ever fight or be kicked again. ?The range of hock problems is from the horse that is not performing quite the way he should or has been, to the horse that is obviously lame with a hock problem,? Share with: Link: Copy link. Our mare was kicked by another horse, and now has very bad swelling of hind leg. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related. This is a Quarter Horse mare, with an injured left rear cannon area wound just below the hock. At home, include plenty of turnout and exercise in your horse’s routine. Hosed it down with cold water, gave her some bute, also coated the area with Numotizine. PREVENTION OF CAPPED HOCKS IN HORSE. Poor thing, :( we’ve been slowly integrating him into the herd - one or two horses at a time. One of my earliest memories is of getting kicked by a horse. We had the vet out the next morning and he is completely sound and not uncomfortable on it. Common causes of traumatic injuries to the stifle of the horse include kicks from a field companion or collision with an obstacle, especially when attempting to clear fixed fences during cross country events. And I wrapped the rest of her leg tight with polo wraps. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience on our website. Most bruises heal on their own. Matlock Rose and Tom Lyons, two respected cutting horse trainers, explain basic training techniques for cutting horses in AQHA?s ?Best Seat in the House? If your horse has a swollen limb, run a hose of cold water over the lame leg for 20 minutes at a time, once or twice a … A capped hock is basically bursitis of the hock. Hock Fusion Your horse doesn't actually need his distal hock joints to use his leg. Most of the time, once healing of the capped hock is complete they are a cosmetic flaw, not a soundness issue. I cleaned it out and wrapped it in vet wrap. The upper hind limb is composed mostly of massive musculature covering the hip joint and down to the stifle, This mass of muscle and connective tissue makes diagnosis of injuries in … 21 July 2020 #2. If stress continues over time, the bursa may become thickened and scarred, resulting in chronic bursitis. Bruising or swelling under the skin can be caused when a horse bumps into a solid object like a fence post or stall door or is kicked by another horse. 21 July 2020 #2. It was circa 1965. Is not infected at this point in time. But the swelling gradually resumes after treatment is stopped. I think my retired gelding may have gotten kicked by my other gelding tonight. This is a scenario where knowing what your horse’s legs look like on a normal day is especially important. As a last resort in an advanced case, you may want to consider a procedure to fuse the affected joints. Inflammation of the lower rows of hock joints is referred to as distal tarsitis, and it is associated with a variety of clinical signs. Jump to page: When the bursa is severely affected, lameness develops. Well, she is no better at all. So we pulled him out, the kicks didn’t break the skin - but he is a little short strided but otherwise ok. Moon shaped, so I thought maybe the other horse kicked her. Very small cut which I've cleaned & applied antiseptic. (the other cuts are completely superficial) She cleaned the wound and gave us anti biotics, box rest until saturday and cream to heal up the wound. He'd been almost totally sound (vet was out and did a flexion test the day before he was PTS) but it seems he'd had a hairline fracture which then split open during the night one night. An ultrasound can tell you if the tendon has been injured and if so, how badly. February 4, 2002 As mentioned above, horses have poor circulation in their lower legs and when they are not moving … 133 posts Page 2 of 14. Has swollen a bit & he worked well this morning but when I jumped him I could feel that he didn't have the ping he had last time I jumped him. I was 5 or 6 years old and my dad was feeding the horses who had lined up in their tie stalls for their grain. 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