Atypical reaction to a routine left stifle injection

Monday, March 21st, 2011 | Share: Twitter | Facebook

Dear Doc,
I have a 16 yo warmblood cross hunter/jumper gelding. We have done x-rays on him every 4 months for the past year. A year ago last October. he had an atypical reaction to a routine left stifle injection which resulted in inflammation (but not infection) and 5/5 lameness followed by 2 arthroscopic surgeries to lavage and scope the area. We finally got on top of the inflammation after the second surgery and he has been rehabbing since a year ago last January. Here’s my new dilemma: we x-rayed him on his visit last Monday for IRAP (about his 5th course within the past year) and those new films are now registering subcchondral cysts, one larger on the left stifle and one more faint on the right stifle. These have never shown up on previous films. Of course, I would love to think that your OCD Pellets might help him. Is he too old to be aided by the Pellets? Would your money-back guarantee apply if we tried him on the Pellets and then x-rayed him again after a reasonable amount of time? Again, I would be overjoyed to use OCD Pellets and have them work for him.

Thanks for your timely response. I’d like to start him on the Pellets as soon as possible if you think they might help him, even in his advanced age.

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?

Starting Gelding on OCD Pellets soon

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

I will be starting my 8-year-old TB gelding on OCD Pellets soon. I already have him on a trace mineral supplement (Power Horse). Since the OCD Pellets contain only sulfur, copper, manganese, boron, and aluminum, should I continue feeding Power Horse or is there no need for it anymore? I don’t want to overdose or provide an incorrect ratio of nutrients to my horse.