Sore Hocks

Calluses or sores on feet, may develop abscesses due to infection.

What causes sore hocks?

Stress or injury induced sores on feet.

What are the symptoms of sore hocks?

Rabbit will ‘favor’ the effected foot, often picking it up or not walking/hopping correctly; fur loss and red skin proceeded by calluses and sores.

What are the medicinal treatments for sore hocks?

Topical antibiotic ointments (Silver Sulfonamide Cream, Triple Antibiotic Cream, Blue-Kote, or Bag Balm) applied directly to effected area, may cover with gauze pads and self-sticking pet-tape; injection of broad spectrum antibiotic may be given in severe cases for infection, such as Pen-G (Dura-mycin), 1x daily, at 1cc per 10lb body weight, for 3-5 days, followed by probiotics.

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What are the homeopathic treatments for sore hocks?

Topical antibiotic ointments (Silver Sulfonamide Cream, Triple Antibiotic Cream, Blue-Kote, or Bag Balm) applied directly to effected area, may cover with gauze pads and self-sticking pet-tape; injection of broad spectrum antibiotic may be given in severe cases for infection, such as Pen-G (Dura-mycin), 1x daily, at 1cc per 10lb body weight, for 3-5 days, followed by probiotics … may offer birch and chamomile for pain relief.

How can sore hocks be prevented?

Good sanitation and providing a solid, dry/clean flooring or resting-mat to give feet a break from being on wire all the time.


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