OCD in Hocks

Dr. Beebe,

I have a 2 year old 1/2 arab dutch cross gelding. He has been out in a large pasture since he was weaned. This April I noticed his right hock had swelling and fluid. I took him in for x-rays, and found he had OCD in the right hock and both stifles. I had the surgery done on the joints, and brought him in the barn for re-hab, stall rest then, walking only. We have another 30 days of walking before he can go to normal work. 4 months total.
His job is to be a show horse. I want to start his training in the fall. There is still some fluid in his hock. I have Total Joint Care supplement, and He gets Adequan shots regularly.

My question is, even after the surgery, will feeding OCD Pellets help him go on to be a performance horse? The right hock joint picture showed lesions, and flaking, and the joint was flat and irregular. Will this product be beneficial?


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One Response to “OCD in Hocks”

  1. DocBeebe says:


    Sorry to hear you are having these issues with such a nice horse. However, OCD Pellets will certainly provide the bone with the required nutrients to form a strong bone matrix. We have many clients that feed OCD Pellets post surgery in order to build stronger bone and aid in the repair of the bone . You must be careful in not feeding too much sweetfeed as this has been shown to be detrimental in the formation of a strong bone matrix. I would suggest you feed 2 oz/day and radiograph in 4-6 months. OCD Pellets will not only provide the nutritional requirements for the development of stronger bone but also prevent the development of arthritis in these joints , which is always a big concern. Adequan is a great product and I have used it many times ,but it does not provide any nutrients for bone repair but will help with arthritis.

    Thank you for your interest in OCD Pellets. Have a great day.

    Dr. D.R. Beebe

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