These are not hock sores.
These are some sort of skin irritation/allergic something that Laz has dealt with every Spring.
They appear and he rub, rub, rubs them on everything to itch them.
I figured out in this post that they iiiiiiiiitched instead of hurt.
On Saturday, they took on a new look...just from Thursday.
They went from small scabs (I thought I had them under control by putting cortisol anti itch cream on them all winter) to HUGE, pussy, hairless marks of about 6" inches long on his left hind and about half the size on his right hind and itchy.
Vet's coming Thursday to do a scrape.
It's about time I figure out what it is and treat it properly.
I'm thinking possibly mites? gross...I know.
Or some allergy to seasonal changes? A fungus??
Why there? Don't know
No changes in diet, or products, etc.
The photos below are from last June..
And from this week
Before it's scrubbed clean, because Laz insists on being covered in mud from ear tip to toe
After I clean it out
A zoom on it
He could care less when I treat the 'wounds'
He's more interested in pulling out everything in my bucket one at a time
Far pic but look at his trot!
And I brought these out..time to work on his belly