Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Kansas in the summer, Kentucky most of the time
StormyBlues, I'm sorry but that is complete crap. Feed thru's don't work for every horse, especially ones who have more moderate to severe arthritis but they DO work as a support supplement and as a preventative just to help the horse out before the arthritis begins. My vet recommended Corta-Flx pellets to my mare who has very little arthritis but as she is 17, she needs some support.
Hock injections are pretty extreme. Yes, a lot of people do them, but don't do them if you don't have to. If it is administered wrong, it can have a negative effect on the joint.
If you don't want a feed thru, then talk to your vet about an IM injection. Don't quite go to the hock injections yet.
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