Surgery Treats Hock Arthritis

Osteoarthritis of one of the joints within the hock (the talocalcaneal joint) is a rare cause of acute onset of severe lameness, but clinical findings and diagnostic analgesia (such as blocking a joint) often fail to identify precisely the site of pain. Roger Smith, MA, VetMB, PhD, DEO, Dipl. ECVS, MRCVS, professor of equine orthopedics in the Department of Veterinary Clinical Science at the

To continue reading this article, become a member of TheHorse.com.

It's FREE and you'll get full access to more than 20,000 articles, video, free reports & more.

Sign In
Stay on top of the most recent Horse Health news with FREE weekly newsletters from TheHorse.com. Learn More

Free Newsletters

Sign up for the latest in:

From our partners

older-horse-carebone-joint-problemsinjuries-lameness