Originally Posted by oh vair oh
No way. A horse that's going to need hock injections at a young age is going to be a trainwreck for the rest of his life. Those injections are $500+ and you have to continue to get them every couple of years. His career is pretty well finished, which is a shame.
Good god educate yourself on injections.
Prices fluctuate but standard cortisone injection run me $90 a hock....HA added is more expensive. Injection frequency depends on the problem and how often and hard the horse is being used. Can be anywhere from 3 months to a year.
A shot given IV such as Pentosan can help lengthen the periods between injections.
I ran a horse that had to get his hocks and stifles done for 3 years and won alot on him. Last I heard he's still going strong. It's just extra maintenance. Posted via Mobile Device