Veterinary advice should be sought before applying any treatment or vaccine.
Hygroma Of The Tuber Calcis
Capped hock is a swelling that occurs over the point of hock. It is typically considered to be an unsightly blemish rather than a cause of lameness in horses. Capped hocks are usually caused by self-induced trauma such as horses that repeatedly kick stalls or horse trailers, lying on hard floor with insufficient bedding or from injury.
Ensure horses have enough bedding in their stall for lying down without injury, install anti-kick devices in horse stalls, behavioral therapy techniques.
Cold hosing and/or icing the affected leg
Applied over the affected area
Sometimes required in serious cases, where the fluid within the swelling needs to be drained by a veterinarian as a soon as possible, followed by pressure bandaging to minimize more fluid from accumulating.
In serious cases, your veterinarian may inject a long-acting corticosteroid into the area once the fluid is drained, as an aid to help improve the chances of recovery from the injury.