Will OCD Pellets Help My Young Foal?

Dr. Beebe,

I have a foal that was sent to Auburn Vet Hospital at one week of age with a diagnosis of joint ill. She has been treated for two weeks with aggressive flushing of the elbow joint and has progressed very well. I will be bringing her home Monday, June 23….she will be on oral antibiotics another 30 days. The elbow joint shows a bone lesion from the infection and my question is: will the OCD supplement help in such a young foal… she’s not eating grain at this point….but I plan to set up a creep feeder for her when she gets home and want to provide every nutrient available to help her recovery. Another question: is your product available in a paste form?

Thank you,


This has been a very common situation- bone lesions post joint ill. OCD Pellets certainly are an asset to the healing process as they aid in the formation of quality bone. Due to the fact that your foal is receiving antibiotics, you must be aware that bone can be affected (not infected ) in many different ways, so to feed the bone would be prudent.

We do not have a paste form at this time but we have clients that make a paste with the pellets and it works very well. They sometimes add molasses or honey and the foal begins to eat the pellets/honey out of your hand.

Thank you for your interest in OCD Pellets.


Dr. D.R. Beebe

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