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Justine
25-04-2010, 11:34 PM
It might be a really stupid question but what do sore hocks look like? Is it when all of the fur is worn away from the hock so there is just a bald patch or bleeding as well or just like the fur looks matted in a cm size area?

Anyone got any pic of sore hocks?

Elena
25-04-2010, 11:37 PM
it depends on the severity. It starts with the fur wearing away and there are patches of exposed skin which are pink, then they get redder and then I believe when really bad the skin breaks and weeps and bleeds.

Jack's-Jane
26-04-2010, 06:19 AM
http://www.medirabbit.com/EN/Skin_diseases/Mechanical/pododermatitis.PDF



Click on image on the right to enlarge

http://www.merckvetmanual.com/mvm/index.jsp?cfile=htm/bc/171347.htm

http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/Jan-bun/More%20Rabbits/007-13.jpg

Justine
26-04-2010, 11:41 AM
This is Bobby's hock. I couldn't get any closer, he was under the trampoline.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/justine71/Rabbits/100_0285.jpg

Elena
26-04-2010, 01:41 PM
http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b27/Jan-bun/More%20Rabbits/007-13.jpg

Yeouch. My Mini's arn't that bad fortunately which was why I was so desperate to sort it before it got to that stage. Poor bunny. :cry:

Justine
26-04-2010, 11:42 PM
This is Snowy's hock

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/justine71/Rabbits/100_0292.jpg

chelle
27-04-2010, 12:04 AM
Hi....
Whats the cause & prevention of sore hocks?:shock:

Jack's-Jane
27-04-2010, 06:52 AM
This is Snowy's hock

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/justine71/Rabbits/100_0292.jpg


It looks like the normal caloused area most Rabbits have but the fur that normally hides it appears to have worn away.

I would just keep an eye on it for now. Using creams etc at this stage can actually make things worse.

What substrate is she kept on ?

Jack's-Jane
27-04-2010, 06:52 AM
Hi....
Whats the cause & prevention of sore hocks?:shock:


Click on the links in post 3 on here :)

Justine
27-04-2010, 09:11 AM
She has hay in her base cage, and out of the cage she is on carpet and goes outside for a couple of hours in the day which is a mix of grass, concrete path and slate chippings. She spends most of her time on the grass when outside though.

Dollie
27-04-2010, 09:34 AM
This is Bobby's hock. I couldn't get any closer, he was under the trampoline.

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f294/justine71/Rabbits/100_0285.jpg

Feline's hock looked a lot like that, I just kept an eye on it and a few weeks later it was all normall again..

http://i984.photobucket.com/albums/ae326/DollieCharlotte_/IMG_2781.jpg

chelle
27-04-2010, 03:52 PM
Click on the links in post 3 on here :)

Thanks!:D:D:D