• Welcome to the Chronicle Forums.
    Please complete your profile. The forums and the rest of www.chronofhorse.com has single sign-in, so your log in information for one will automatically work for the other. Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are the views of the individual and do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of The Chronicle of the Horse.

Announcement

Collapse

Forum rules and no-advertising policy

As a participant on this forum, it is your responsibility to know and follow our rules. Please read this message in its entirety.

Board Rules

1. You’re responsible for what you say.
As outlined in Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, The Chronicle of the Horse and its affiliates, as well Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd., the developers of vBulletin, are not legally responsible for statements made in the forums.

This is a public forum viewed by a wide spectrum of people, so please be mindful of what you say and who might be reading it—details of personal disputes are likely better handled privately. While posters are legally responsible for their statements, the moderators may in their discretion remove or edit posts that violate these rules. Users have the ability to modify or delete their own messages after posting, but administrators generally will not delete posts, threads or accounts upon request.

Outright inflammatory, vulgar, harassing, malicious or otherwise inappropriate statements and criminal charges unsubstantiated by a reputable news source or legal documentation will not be tolerated and will be dealt with at the discretion of the moderators.

2. Conversations in horse-related forums should be horse-related.
The forums are a wonderful source of information and support for members of the horse community. While it’s understandably tempting to share information or search for input on other topics upon which members might have a similar level of knowledge, members must maintain the focus on horses.

3. Keep conversations productive, on topic and civil.
Discussion and disagreement are inevitable and encouraged; personal insults, diatribes and sniping comments are unproductive and unacceptable. Whether a subject is light-hearted or serious, keep posts focused on the current topic and of general interest to other participants of that thread. Utilize the private message feature or personal email where appropriate to address side topics or personal issues not related to the topic at large.

4. No advertising in the discussion forums.
Posts in the discussion forums directly or indirectly advertising horses, jobs, items or services for sale or wanted will be removed at the discretion of the moderators. Use of the private messaging feature or email addresses obtained through users’ profiles for unsolicited advertising is not permitted.

Company representatives may participate in discussions and answer questions about their products or services, or suggest their products on recent threads if they fulfill the criteria of a query. False "testimonials" provided by company affiliates posing as general consumers are not appropriate, and self-promotion of sales, ad campaigns, etc. through the discussion forums is not allowed.

Paid advertising is available on our classifieds site and through the purchase of banner ads. The tightly monitored Giveaways forum permits free listings of genuinely free horses and items available or wanted (on a limited basis). Items offered for trade are not allowed.

Advertising Policy Specifics
When in doubt of whether something you want to post constitutes advertising, please contact a moderator privately in advance for further clarification. Refer to the following points for general guidelines:

Horses – Only general discussion about the buying, leasing, selling and pricing of horses is permitted. If the post contains, or links to, the type of specific information typically found in a sales or wanted ad, and it’s related to a horse for sale, regardless of who’s selling it, it doesn’t belong in the discussion forums.

Stallions – Board members may ask for suggestions on breeding stallion recommendations. Stallion owners may reply to such queries by suggesting their own stallions, only if their horse fits the specific criteria of the original poster. Excessive promotion of a stallion by its owner or related parties is not permitted and will be addressed at the discretion of the moderators.

Services – Members may use the forums to ask for general recommendations of trainers, barns, shippers, farriers, etc., and other members may answer those requests by suggesting themselves or their company, if their services fulfill the specific criteria of the original post. Members may not solicit other members for business if it is not in response to a direct, genuine query.

Products – While members may ask for general opinions and suggestions on equipment, trailers, trucks, etc., they may not list the specific attributes for which they are in the market, as such posts serve as wanted ads.

Event Announcements – Members may post one notification of an upcoming event that may be of interest to fellow members, if the original poster does not benefit financially from the event. Such threads may not be “bumped” excessively. Premium members may post their own notices in the Event Announcements forum.

Charities/Rescues – Announcements for charitable or fundraising events can only be made for 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations. Special exceptions may be made, at the moderators’ discretion and direction, for board-related events or fundraising activities in extraordinary circumstances.

Occasional posts regarding horses available for adoption through IRS-registered horse rescue or placement programs are permitted in the appropriate forums, but these threads may be limited at the discretion of the moderators. Individuals may not advertise or make announcements for horses in need of rescue, placement or adoption unless the horse is available through a recognized rescue or placement agency or government-run entity or the thread fits the criteria for and is located in the Giveaways forum.

5. Do not post copyrighted photographs unless you have purchased that photo and have permission to do so.

6. Respect other members.
As members are often passionate about their beliefs and intentions can easily be misinterpreted in this type of environment, try to explore or resolve the inevitable disagreements that arise in the course of threads calmly and rationally.

If you see a post that you feel violates the rules of the board, please click the “alert” button (exclamation point inside of a triangle) in the bottom left corner of the post, which will alert ONLY the moderators to the post in question. They will then take whatever action, or no action, as deemed appropriate for the situation at their discretion. Do not air grievances regarding other posters or the moderators in the discussion forums.

Please be advised that adding another user to your “Ignore” list via your User Control Panel can be a useful tactic, which blocks posts and private messages by members whose commentary you’d rather avoid reading.

7. We have the right to reproduce statements made in the forums.
The Chronicle of the Horse may copy, quote, link to or otherwise reproduce posts, or portions of posts, in print or online for advertising or editorial purposes, if attributed to their original authors, and by posting in this forum, you hereby grant to The Chronicle of the Horse a perpetual, non-exclusive license under copyright and other rights, to do so.

8. We reserve the right to enforce and amend the rules.
The moderators may delete, edit, move or close any post or thread at any time, or refrain from doing any of the foregoing, in their discretion, and may suspend or revoke a user’s membership privileges at any time to maintain adherence to the rules and the general spirit of the forum. These rules may be amended at any time to address the current needs of the board.

Please see our full Terms of Service and Privacy Policy for more information.

Thanks for being a part of the COTH forums!

(Revised 1/26/16)
See more
See less

Speculate with me while I wait for the vet callback...swollen hock? with pictures

Collapse
X
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Speculate with me while I wait for the vet callback...swollen hock? with pictures

    My young one is sporting what I can only describe as a swollen hock - but it's not the entire hock, I'm not sure if it's really the hock at all. It's a hard swelling, maybe three inches in diameter, with a quarter-sized scab/sore located below the hock, towards the rear of outside of the right hind leg. He's quite lame on it, even at a walk, and would rather not put full weight on it. His range of motion seems fine as far as the joints go, though what I find interesting is that the swelling is confined only to this one spot, he's not stocked up below it or above. There is heat throughout the leg, though. He seems otherwise happy and is eating and drinking and being a goofy baby as usual, he tolerates me touching it. The sore/scab thing doesn't look like a scrape...it almost looks like it's puffy and infected, but I don't know how that could happen so quickly.

    Speculation, anyone? Photos:


    Sore

    Leg

    Leg2

  • #2
    Ow, poor kid. Could he have gotten kicked or even stepped on? Cast himself next to a fence?

    I'd be cold hosing that baby and watching closely--if it's relatively "fresh" the worst of the swelling might be yet to come.

    Good luck and jingles!
    Click here before you buy.

    Comment

    • Original Poster

      #3
      Originally posted by deltawave View Post
      Ow, poor kid. Could he have gotten kicked or even stepped on? Cast himself next to a fence?

      I'd be cold hosing that baby and watching closely--if it's relatively "fresh" the worst of the swelling might be yet to come.

      Good luck and jingles!
      It's possible that he got kicked or banged it up on something - he looked fine, I saw him trotting around the field with my mare, and then about an hour later he was gimping. I'm hoping it's something that simple, and not the catastrophic hock injuries I'm reading about while googling and searching COTH.

      ETA: we have been cold hosing. I'm grateful that he's cooperative, because it's just me this weekend, Mr. Heinz is gone.

      Comment


      • #4
        It's a bit below the hock joints -- maybe a fractured splint bone secondary to some sort of trauma? Let us know what your vet finds!

        Comment


        • #5
          Looks like your basic "skidmark" of indeterminate origin to me--I'd clip the hair away, clean it really well with something like Betadine or Nolvasan, coat it with triple antibiotic and put him on SMZ's for about 5 days; at least, that's what my vet always says to do. . . your vet's mileage may differ. But it doesn't look serious to me!

          Comment


          • #6
            Could it be a previously unnoticed puncture wound that is now getting infected?

            Comment


            • #7
              i was thinking puncture as well. my old gelding got kicked and it looked like that but it split the tissue making a puncture wound. i think the vet needs to look at it and make sure there's not a hole.
              Fresh, Frozen & ISO Warmblood Breedings FB Group

              Comment


              • #8
                My guess is infection, although hard to tell just from the pictures. Looks too far back to be a splint. Might worry about a tendon sheath in that area, but can't tell how deep the wound is.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Is the grey-ish looking area underneath it mud, or scraped off hair? If the latter, I'd guess that he put his leg through something and wore that sore by pulling and pulling to get free.
                  That's my best crystal ball impersonation for the night. Hopefully whatever structures are affected are just sore!
                  As Peter, Paul, and Mary say, a dragon lives forever.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    It has nothing to do with the hock. It is a splint bone injury.
                    Most probably he got kicked. If this was an infected pucture wound, it would have been more swollen allong the whole leg/hock.

                    10-15 days antibiotics and he should be fine.

                    Of course have your vet over and let us know what it really is!
                    ~ Enjoying some guac and boxed wine at the Blue Saddle inn. ~

                    Originally posted by LauraKY
                    I'm sorry, but this has "eau de hoarder" smell all over it.
                    HORSING mobile training app

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      Can a spider bite do that or do they look different? Just curious, I know people here have the answer!
                      Good luck with the vet, hope you horse feels better quickly!
                      Last edited by bits619; Mar. 17, 2013, 10:37 AM. Reason: Auto correct

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by alibi_18 View Post
                        It has nothing to do with the hock. It is a splint bone injury.
                        Most probably he got kicked. If this was an infected pucture wound, it would have been more swollen allong the whole leg/hock.

                        10-15 days antibiotics and he should be fine.

                        Of course have your vet over and let us know what it really is!
                        I can spend 2-3 hours with somebody, examining, asking questions, looking at test results and still not be anywhere near as certain about a diagnosis as some people are looking at a photograph on COTH.
                        Click here before you buy.

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                          I can spend 2-3 hours with somebody, examining, asking questions, looking at test results and still not be anywhere near as certain about a diagnosis as some people are looking at a photograph on COTH.
                          That's why you should keep a laptop with COTH on it, at your side. Simply type in the problem, post it, and voila you'll have your diagnosis in next to no time. Not only that, you'll also get a treatment Rx and lots of other [non]useful advice and opinions. Your patients will think you're a genius(but you already knew that, right? ).

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            It just happened? Looks a bit proud fleshy to me - edges do not look fresh either. Maybe it was an undiscovered wound that is now infected.

                            Is the swelling hard or soft? Hot or cold? I would clean the wound throughly, get the horse in a clean stall and wait for the vet.
                            APPSOLUTE CHOCKLATE - Photo by Kathy Colman

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                              I can spend 2-3 hours with somebody, examining, asking questions, looking at test results and still not be anywhere near as certain about a diagnosis as some people are looking at a photograph on COTH.

                              Comment

                              • Original Poster

                                #16
                                Originally posted by Appsolute View Post
                                It just happened? Looks a bit proud fleshy to me - edges do not look fresh either. Maybe it was an undiscovered wound that is now infected.

                                Is the swelling hard or soft? Hot or cold? I would clean the wound throughly, get the horse in a clean stall and wait for the vet.
                                As I stated in the OP, it's hard and hot and I am 100% certain it was not there the day before. I had my hands all over him, did a full grooming session and then went for a walk with tack on (he's coming 3 this year). Vet advised hosing and to keep him in a stall for now, and if we don't see improvement in a day or two to come out and do some probing. My stalls are banked dirt, so might look "dirty" in the pictures.

                                Comment


                                • #17
                                  How is he today?
                                  Click here before you buy.

                                  Comment


                                  • #18
                                    Quote-"I can spend 2-3 hours with somebody, examining, asking questions, looking at test results and still not be anywhere near as certain about a diagnosis as some people are looking at a photograph on COTH. " -QUOTE-Deltawave.

                                    Actually Rx is very simple. You call for chiro, or a massage. Although, not so far, this time.
                                    Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                    Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

                                    Comment


                                    • #19
                                      Hope your vet is on the way, and you have a happy ending.
                                      Some riders change their horse, they change their saddle, they change their teacher; they never change themselves.

                                      Remember the horse does all the work, we just sit there and look pretty.

                                      Comment

                                      Working...
                                      X