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  • Equine use of previcox or joint injections for hock arthritis
  • Previcox horses

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    04-12-2012, 07:13 PM
  #1
Weanling
Exclamation Hock injections or Previcox! ****

My vet just told me that my horse has very bad arthritis in his hock area, I was wondering what everyone's personal experience with each of them or just one of them?
How did it help your horse?
Was it worth the money?
How long did it take for a turn around?

I just need help deciding what to do, I am unable to afford hock injections and I am scared of a injection. If I need to buy them I would find a way. She said hock injections would be better, but I could try the previcox.
Which would be better to make him feel 100%!?!?
Help! :/ I need to make a decision soon to get him started on it.
     
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    04-12-2012, 07:18 PM
  #2
Teen Forum Moderator
We were recommended to use LEGEND hock injections for our 50 year old QH mare, and it worked well! She's had mild artheritis since we bought her, but it just started flairing up about 10 months ago. Scraped up the money to start her on the injections (hers are bi-monthly, I don't know about others) and its amazing to see how much more agile and comfortable she is, even at this old age! We saw a difference by the second injection.

Out of curiousity, why are you afraid of doing an injection? You can have your vet do it- ours did.
     
    04-12-2012, 07:21 PM
  #3
Weanling
I am scared for the hock injections, she said their is a very small risk for a infection but I am still scared.
Your horse is 50! Wow!
She told me not to go with Legend because it would not be strong enough.
I want my horse to be living at 50 ;)
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Originally Posted by Endiku    
We were recommended to use LEGEND hock injections for our 50 year old QH mare, and it worked well! She's had mild artheritis since we bought her, but it just started flairing up about 10 months ago. Scraped up the money to start her on the injections (hers are bi-monthly, I don't know about others) and its amazing to see how much more agile and comfortable she is, even at this old age! We saw a difference by the second injection.

Out of curiousity, why are you afraid of doing an injection? You can have your vet do it- ours did.
     
    04-12-2012, 07:57 PM
  #4
Teen Forum Moderator
Yeah, if its very severe you're going to want the next step up. Delriah does great on just Legend and an oral dose of antiinflamitory, but its not for everyone! Don't worry about the infection though, its the same chance as with other injections. More often than not they're very worth it!
     
    04-12-2012, 08:00 PM
  #5
Weanling
It is soo expensive! I want to try the previcox fist but I need more opinions!
     
    04-12-2012, 09:12 PM
  #6
Weanling
Bump...
     
    04-12-2012, 09:17 PM
  #7
Yearling
Then try the other, but by the time you realize it's injection time, he'll be hurting more, and so will your wallet...

I'd do what the vet recommended simply because if the Legends aren't strong enough then the arthritis is definitely considered severe.

ETA: I was so hoping I was wrong about him being in pain
     
    04-12-2012, 09:23 PM
  #8
Foal
Hey, here is my experience.

The barn I manage has a 23 year old mare that was in terrible pain about a year ago. She was on bute, could barely walk, arthritis. We tried shoes, which she still has on. We switched her to previcox, as well as the bute for a while, took about two months to see a difference. We then took her off bute about 3 months after putting her on previcox.

I'm not saying previcox will work for everyone, but I am seeing a huge difference in her movement. She trots and even gives little canters once and a while. Yes she has her off days.

I would definitely try the previcox before injections, what is there to lose?
     
    04-12-2012, 09:24 PM
  #9
Yearling
If the arthritis is that bad the Previcox won't do much on its own..the hocks will need to be injected. My last horse had arthritis when I got him and it flared more in the last 2 years I had him. He was getting hock injections every 6 months and Previcox daily. When I got the first injections he went a full yer before he needed them again, but, as the arthritis got worse, and it will, he needed them more often. I can't remember the combination of the serum but it wasn/t just straight Legend or I believe the other one is Adequan? I think it was a combination of the two.

As for infection, the vet has to say it but the chance is very low. The vet will wash the area thoroughly with Betadine and then again with an alcohol pad before doing the injection.
     
    04-12-2012, 09:31 PM
  #10
Weanling
Me too
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Originally Posted by Rascaholic    
Then try the other, but by the time you realize it's injection time, he'll be hurting more, and so will your wallet...

I'd do what the vet recommended simply because if the Legends aren't strong enough then the arthritis is definitely considered severe.

ETA: I was so hoping I was wrong about him being in pain
     

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