Hock question

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Hock question

Postby Benatus » Wed Jan 03, 2018 8:19 am

Back in 2002 Albert got a piece of bone in his hock, probably from a muddy field that was too deep, the vet called it a”joint mouse”.
Had it removed, sound as a bell.
Fast forward last year he started having stiffness.
X ray showed some calcification on the spot, but otherwise perfect joints.

Can this be removed? He is his old feisty self still, just has trouble getting up after rolling.

I used Equioxx for awhile but hate to just dope him up.

He’s been so siund I don’t keep up on this stuff

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Re: Hock question

Postby Tsavo » Wed Jan 03, 2018 1:16 pm

Equioxx controls pain by reducing inflammation. So I am not sure that would be considered "doping up" in the sense opioids dope up people. If you were driving him and were pulled over for let's say excessive speed, your horse would not get a DWI or a DUI. :-)

Maybe the stiffness is unrelated to the bone chip site? Maybe his hocks are fusing.

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Re: Hock question

Postby kande50 » Wed Jan 03, 2018 3:38 pm

Benatus wrote:X ray showed some calcification on the spot, but otherwise perfect joints.

Can this be removed?


I think calcium can be removed in some cases, but not all, without potentially causing more harm than good. Or that's what the deal is with humans, anyway.

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Re: Hock question

Postby Benatus » Wed Jan 03, 2018 6:18 pm

Thanks guys.

I worry more about side effects than him behaving loopy.

His hocks are gorgeous, as I said, based on the Xrays and vet.

It causes minimal swelling, but I just was curious.

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Re: Hock question

Postby Fatcat » Wed Jan 03, 2018 10:32 pm

Before Previcoxx/Equioxx I'd try Equithrive Joint. I've had great luck with it for hock arthritis.
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Re: Hock question

Postby Benatus » Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:11 am

Thank you!

I tried the green lipped mussel stuff, but man it stunk. Albert was a team player to eat that stuff.

Though I do think it mitigated a bit of the inflammation. It was gagtastic to mix up into his baggy.

btw, for anyone's info: the school here had a Extra Corporeal Shockwave therapy machine, but had mixed results, per the vet I spoke to yesterday. Plus, I am told that it was painful during the process.

So moving on.


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