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A look at three of the most common tendon and ligament injuries in horses and how veterinarians treat them.
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One of my 5 horses receives hock injections approx. once per yr.
8/12/2013 11:59:26 PM
In the late '80s, very effective; hyaluronic acid
8/12/2013 8:20:23 PM
Just twice, a few years apart, with excellent results
8/12/2013 8:09:33 PM
AS WARRENTED BY SOUNDNESS ISSUES
8/12/2013 6:38:49 PM
Only one horse who has arthritis.
8/12/2013 3:13:35 PM
Science behind it not convincing. Vet call plus injection $2-3 hundred! Get real!!!
8/12/2013 2:02:45 PM
she hasn't needed any
8/12/2013 10:55:09 AM
So far there has not been a need to.
8/12/2013 10:43:03 AM
8/12/2013 12:39:52 AM
some people consider this "maintenance". I strongly disagree
8/11/2013 8:25:20 PM
There is no such thing as maintenance injections in human athletes. Studies show post inject damage
8/11/2013 5:17:42 PM
I have had no need
8/11/2013 4:51:37 PM
only 1 horse and only when needed
8/9/2013 8:55:28 PM
I give a Legend injection every three months
8/9/2013 5:07:01 PM
So far my 25+ yo has not had any issues that would need injections--I amthankfull
8/9/2013 10:50:09 AM
deteriorates the joint
8/9/2013 10:35:29 AM
Only if the horse needs it.
8/9/2013 2:34:01 AM
we have always rested our horses when needed, have a GREAT farrier, and we ride reiners.
8/9/2013 2:14:03 AM
I'm a no never person presently but many traineers and ridders are trying to talk me into it. I
8/8/2013 9:54:31 PM
I would only do it if it was medically necessary and nothing more!
8/8/2013 7:59:38 PM
Find it very helpful for show horses who jump a lot
8/8/2013 7:37:17 PM
With proper hoof care I have never found a need for joint injections.
8/8/2013 7:04:40 PM
I did until the steroid caused laminitis. Now I use herbs for his arthritis instead.
8/8/2013 6:49:44 PM
Not since Adequan
8/8/2013 6:14:14 PM
neverbeen necessary, yet
8/8/2013 2:51:25 PM
No joint problems in our horses, they are only 12 and strictly trail horses.
8/8/2013 11:52:00 AM
have seen a boarder's horse injected several times in a year
8/7/2013 11:55:53 PM
Injections became a necessity for my show mare.
8/7/2013 9:30:35 PM
have never needed to Strasser horse care method applied correctly means joints are strainfree
8/7/2013 9:26:28 PM
8/7/2013 7:04:27 PM
Never had a vet recommend a shot. Would if he did.
8/7/2013 5:52:14 PM
Once, at 24 years of age, the coffin joint.
8/7/2013 5:25:04 PM
Therapeutic clogs have reduced the need for injections
8/7/2013 5:23:10 PM
Not so far, but wouldn't rule it out.
8/7/2013 4:31:03 PM
if the time comes that injections would benefit I would do them
8/7/2013 3:29:08 PM
Our horses are all sound, including in their joints and including the old ones.
8/7/2013 3:13:40 PM
No joint problems that cold water and rest couldn't fix
8/7/2013 12:42:14 PM
only when absolutely needed
8/7/2013 12:14:39 PM
Try not too unless they absolutely need it
8/7/2013 11:20:42 AM
I only inject if recommended by vet
8/7/2013 11:05:45 AM
would a chronically swollen hind fetlock be a candidate for this?
8/7/2013 11:03:05 AM
My older horse has developed upper Ringbone & my vet recently injected the joint to try to help her.
8/7/2013 9:26:19 AM
8/7/2013 7:59:18 AM
we've done the funky knee of my old mare and her hocks, for comfort as she grew older 1X each
8/7/2013 7:40:12 AM
Annually for old mare w/arthritis; hope to avoid w/new horse by careful training & use of Cosequin
8/7/2013 7:26:00 AM
Only when required
8/7/2013 1:49:52 AM
Cosequin and retirement has brought back apparent soundness for 26 yr. old mare
8/7/2013 1:38:27 AM
My 29 yr old had her stifles injected several times to help with her arthritis/calcification of that
8/7/2013 12:23:21 AM
Injecting hocks did not help. Then used alcohol injection to fuse joint & kill nerve endings.
8/6/2013 11:16:48 PM
We have only had to inject our horses joints to help heal injuries. He is an accident prone horse.
8/6/2013 10:49:31 PM
Never had a horse that needed it.
8/6/2013 10:27:02 PM
haven't needed too yet, but I think I will need to soon
8/6/2013 9:34:57 PM
My horse is 18 & this is the first year my vet injected his hocks. So far, so good.
8/6/2013 8:56:04 PM
my elder horse was injected once. did not notice much difference.
8/6/2013 8:16:24 PM
actually only once, because it didnt work fur
8/6/2013 7:30:26 PM
Have done it a couple of times a year in the past
8/6/2013 7:16:26 PM
I haven't had to have it done, YET. Thank goodness.
8/6/2013 7:04:21 PM
ACELL injections to help heal/repair suspensory
8/6/2013 6:48:07 PM
I do have them done but only if needed
8/6/2013 6:26:03 PM
And I wouldn't ! Too risky and painful !
8/6/2013 6:21:21 PM
Both knees & hocks. My horse does so much better.
8/6/2013 6:11:28 PM
Yes as needed sometimes multiple times a year sometimes just once depending on the horse
8/6/2013 5:51:41 PM
Haven't needed to yet, thank God.
8/6/2013 5:11:28 PM
My horse is isolated and has no arthritis as yet
8/6/2013 5:08:54 PM
Only when needed
8/6/2013 5:01:43 PM
We allowed our trainer to have our stallion injected once while competing, but that was it
8/6/2013 4:51:51 PM
We breed for strong healthy anatomy and properly work our horses to avoid damage.
8/6/2013 4:50:49 PM
Hyvisc every couple of months
8/6/2013 4:22:06 PM
only if all other options have failed
8/6/2013 1:11:54 PM
I have been lucky so far and have not had ahorse with joint problems
8/6/2013 10:51:10 AM
I have in the past, but now that he is retired and out on pasture, he no longer requires it.
8/6/2013 10:07:41 AM
2 times a year because she is fusing my understanding is once fused no more injections
8/6/2013 9:57:32 AM
But do use adequan routinely
8/6/2013 8:29:06 AM
My horse gets joints injected as needed, as determined by our wonderful vet.
8/6/2013 8:02:04 AM
I'm lucky- never needed to have it done
8/6/2013 4:03:40 AM
Dangerous/ can cause infection & serious problems
8/6/2013 1:46:50 AM
Only when necessary.
8/6/2013 1:41:33 AM
compromising the integrity of the joint capsule seems like a risky idea
8/6/2013 12:45:38 AM
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