AQHA filly diagnosed with Epiphysitis at 12 months

Friday, September 3rd, 2010 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

We have a 16 month old AQHA filly that has been diagnosed with Epiphysitis at 12 months. She had been a a balance, growth 16% formula feed from five months until both hocks swelled up like softballs.

For the last four months she has been on stall rest with orchard grass hay. The swelling has improved – her left hock is almost normal and the right is ping pong ball size. Radiographs taken at 14 months show improvement over originals taken at 12 months, Our vet has suggested that we could start the filly on a supplement. Would OCD pellets be an appropriate choice? Can you provide me with nutritional facts for your product? Do you have any other suggestions for her nutrition needs?

6 Month Old With Epiphysitis

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

Dr. Beebe,

My 6 month old APHA colt came up 3-legged lame after jumping a small ditch outside our barn on Sat. The vet came yesterday and did a large variety of tests and x-rays. Her findings indicated epiphysitis on his right rear pastern and an OCD lesion, which she felt was large. This is possibly the nicest colt I’ve gotten from his dam and possibly her last foal as she is getting some age on her. This colt is large and very muscular, and I’ve not been feeding him an extreme amount of protien as he’d been out on pasture with his momma until he was weaned about a month ago. The current treatment consists of stall rest and bute. I feel like this will not be enough. Do you think your product would help him? (more…)