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    07-24-2009, 09:57 AM
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Foal
Swollen "hawks"

I saw an ad for a "free" horse who would "be a good trail horse" if his "swollen hawks" were treated. So . . . What do swollen hocks indicate? Just curious - I know next to nothing about horse health, but of course, since I did not fall off the turnip truck yesterday, I know there is no such thing as a free lunch OR a free horse!
     
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    07-24-2009, 10:12 AM
  #2
Showing
Oooh, swollen hocks could be any number of things. It could be bog spavin, arthritis, curb, capped hock, thoroughpin, or any of a hundred other things.

If you think he would be a good horse and you are interested in him, then I just have 3 words...................thorough vet check.

     
    07-24-2009, 10:18 AM
  #3
Started
A swollen hock can be many different things and without actually getting a vet’s diagnosis you may not know what is wrong. Do you know what the horse was used for? If the horse was used for events such as speed with turning (reining, cutting, barrels, etc) jumping, riding that needs a true collection (western pleasure)... really can cause some extra strain. Aside from work load; if the horse just isn’t sound in conformation that can also cause some extra strain on the hock joint. Or the horse may have bone chip of some sort.

If you are truly interested I would get some advice from a vet to see what you may be getting into with getting the horse. Some horses my need occasional injections or surgery while others may never be sound. I have attached an article that gives a good overview.


http://www.coldoneinc.com/equine/hockpain.pdf
     
    07-24-2009, 10:45 AM
  #4
Foal
Great article! Thanks for the quick responses. I am suspecting that the situation is serious enough that the owner does not want to invest in treatment. Anyway, they are far enough away from me and other considerations make it doubtful that I will investigate further. Thanks!
     

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