Nina Vasiliev rides4fun@xxxxxxxxxxx
We xrayed my morab's hocks before buying him 2 years ago. The vet
said he had a little bone spur in the distal hock joint on the right. "He's a
5 y o horse with 8 y o hocks." Knowing how much I ride my horses, I
asked the vet what she thought. After thinking about it she said that he
might be rideable until his was 15, then he might start showing signs of
We bought him. Three months later he was intermitttantly lame.
Eventually we had both hocks injected with Legend and steriods. The
first time he responded for 8 months, the second time 5 months and
now he is really lame at the trot. I have him on Adequan AND
Hopefully, he is ready to fuse. He has an appt at the Davis Vet School
for a lameness eval and xrays.
My question: if he is not ready to fuse...I am ready to be more
aggressive with him. Does anyone know about/have experience with
the hock surgery which speeds fusing? Or with the injection to speed
fusing? or with Cunean tenectomy? (I think I have that right...) I'd like to
know what others have gone thru before choosing an option. Any other
advice would be appreciated.
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