Peripheral superficial flexor tendon tear

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

I have a 5-year-old mare than suffered a peripheral superficial flexor tendon tear in her right hind leg. We treated her and the tendon has healed but the ultrasound revealed a couple of small areas of calcification deposits. The vet said she could return to trail riding or other disciplines but preferably not to reining. Shockwave treatments were recommended to break up the calcification if I wanted to persue reining. Would OCD Pellets do the same job?

OCD in both Hocks

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

I have a thoroughbred filly that I bought at the Saratoga Preferred Sale and she has OCD in both hocks. My vet is going to do the surgery next week and he said she could be back in training in about 6 weeks. I pinhook for a living and I was wondering if having OCD lesions will reduce her value greatly and will she be able to become a broodmare later in life. I am very concerned as I paid quite a lot for this filly.

 Thank you,


Bog Spavin

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

I have a 11-year-old gelding that was diagnosed with a bog spavin in his left hock. I did a pressure wrap, injections, and put him on a supplement with MSM, chondroitin, and have him on LubriSyn. He is not lame, but I am worried about the swelling in his hock. Do you think the the OCD pellets will help with the swelling?  Does it help heal the cartilage around the hock?
Thanks, Kay

What About Dry Hock Joints?

Saturday, September 20th, 2008 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

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What about dry hock joints? (more…)