Hock Lesions

Hock lesions are associated with cubicle design problems. The type of bedding material also affects the incidence of hock lesions. Hock lesions and swellings may become infected and spread to the joint and it is difficult to save these cows.

On some farms poor cubicle design and maintenance may lead to a high number of cows with hock lesions and a herd welfare issue. See Lameness prevention.