So I'm pretty sure this is incoreect, but there is a lady at the barn I board at who insists that her foal is getting cow-hocked because he is lacking in protein. Granted, this lady also feeds her foal unsoaked beet pulp and alfalfa cubes. I know they can be fed dry in small amounts, but she is using them as supplements for a foal. Back to the original issue, I was just wondering if there is any truth to her idea of protein deficiency being linked to cow hocks? I thought that it's a bone structure related conformation fault but it doesn't hurt to be sure.