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post #1 of 3 Old 05-03-2009, 10:27 PM Thread Starter
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Question Will Adequan Work For This?

I have a 13 year old jumping gelding, and ever since the snow turned to rain he started "clicking" when he would trot a lot, or canter. My trainer and her friend watched and listened, and that's when we realized that he doesn't have as much fluid in his hind right hock as we would like. Has anyone had that problem and had Adequan work? Or do you have any other treatment suggestions?
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post #2 of 3 Old 05-03-2009, 10:35 PM
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You have to have a Vet to prescribe Adequan before you can purchase it - so I would get a Vet to come out and do an examination to determ what steps you should take.
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Generally hock clicking is normal (or so I've been told). I would talk to a vet, get a flexion test done and if you still have concerns talk to your vet about treatment options.
Adequan is generally more for arthritis or horses with a lot of stress on their cartilage because it helps to build and repair the cartilage. Legend (IV) once a month helps with the joint fluid. And it is not so much the amount of fluid we worry about, but the viscosity. We want very thick joint fluid, thin fluid doesn't cushion as well. If you deem that joint injections are your best bet, I would go for the best brand name Hylarounic Acid, because you want the thickest stuff (In the land of HA $$=viscosity). For the IV injection, you can go with generic because it doesn't matter too much about the viscosity.
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