Diagnosis and Treatment of Hock Lameness

Inflammation of the lower rows of hock joints is referred to as distal tarsitis, and it is associated with a variety of clinical signs. According to Black, an affected horse might demonstrate a "stiff" gait, especially noticeable when offloaded from a horse trailer. The horse tends to improve with warm up, yet a cutting horse in work might be reluctant to stop or properly hold the stop.

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