Left Hock Injury
This young horse managed to injure the front of its left hock losing most of the skin over this area.
These areas are notoriously difficult to get to heal because there is so much movement over the front of the hock and it is difficult to keep this joint immobilised for a long period of time.
The first image shows the wound six months after the original injury. The granulation tissue was debulked and strips of skin were harvested from the horse’s belly and placed into this wound (skin grafts). The following three images show the progression of healing over a three month period.