Adequan, Cosequin,conquer gel.
I currently have my 19 yr old QH (looks great! Looks and behaves about 12) with severe hock arthritis (so bad it is actually good,because it is starting to fuse, probably has by now) on Adequan. That is what I would do instead of oral joint supplements it may seem expensive at first. But the monthly doses after are MUCH cheaper than buying oral supplements in the long run. So you save more,
Plus the best thing for hock arthritis is for the the joints of the hock to fuse. This does not hinder movement as the joints that are usually inflamed are the one that have very little do do with the movment. If you inject the hock it takes the inflammation away and Delays the fusing. Lots of movement and turnout is GOOD! Arthritis feels better with movement and being active. So you don't want to get rid of ALL the inflammation unless the joints haven't been damaged yet. So I would still try adequan in either case.
. But you also don't want to ride a lame horse... so I would do adequan.
And I believe it works and it has studies to prove it! It isa shot given in the muscle so pretty easy to give once you get the hang of it ( have a vet or knowledgable friend show you how first )
Injections INTO the joint IMHO should be your LAST RESORT! There are only so many times you can inject into a joint and the risk of infection of the joint is greater . And joint infections are HARD to deal with and can cause a lot of problems
So if all else fails hock injections .but I would def make it last resort.