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post #1 of 3 Old 09-18-2012, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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Funny lump on hock?

You guys must be so sick of me and my girl Tank xD but while I was grooming her today I noticed this funny lump on the outside of her hock. I've seen it before but it seems more swollen than usual and there was some white crusty stuff on it. That may have just been dry sweat though. Any idea what it is? No other horse I've seen has it:

See the swollen lump in the middle? Is it something to be concerned about?
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post #2 of 3 Old 09-19-2012, 06:03 PM
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Hi. This looks like either a thoroughpin or a bog spavin. It could mean your horse has weak hocks or if its just on one leg maybe an injury is the cause, though not necessarily. Usually they dont cause lameness and are considered blemishes. Much like a splint i guess. My horse has had them for over a year (shes 4 now), and they dont seem to bother her at all. Theres heaps of stuff on the internet about spavins and thoroughpins including lots of images. Have a look!
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post #3 of 3 Old 09-19-2012, 06:23 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks!! Ya, it hasn't caused her to be lame or even stiff, she still has pretty high action in her back legs. But it's good to know she might have weak hocks- I'll be careful with that when we get riding!
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