Im sorry to hear that KV. I have a 6 year old that has arthritis in her left hock. Been there for a year now. So I understand.
As far as BOT wraps here's information taken from a website regarding application...
Back on Track products should be introduced gradually. They should only be applied for a total period of 4 hours per day for the first 2 to 3 days. After that, it is recommended to keep them on overnight. The longer they are left on, the better the results.**Please note that physical responses can be variable. Ideally, you will notice a reduction of stiffness, muscle pain or sore joints within a few hours or days. Quite often though, you will need to persevere for 10 days to 20 days, particularly with established long-term injuries.
Back on Track horse products are most commonly used over night. If problems persist, extra benefit can be derived from using them during the horse’s active daylight hours, by taking advantage of the additional body heat generated by physical motion.*****
It is generally recommended not to use liniments with Back on Track products, but if you don’t achieve the desired result, you can choose to try a mild liniment or alcohol with them. Be aware that any liniment gets stronger if used in conjunction with these products, so please use your own judgement.
As symptoms such as pain and swelling may diminish or vanish completely, we recommend that you occasionally (say every 3 to 4 weeks) suspend the use of the products for 5 to 7 days. This will permit observation of the problem area to see if any underlying problem prevails that may require veterinary attention.
When I first started using them, I left them on for 3 hours a day for 5 days. Then I increased the time. Eventually I went to overnight therapy. I even pasture my horses, and have left it on in the pasture with no problems. The wrap stays where you put it. Very good quality product.
Now wheI use them, because of the supplements, I use them before a show, and on the trailer ride home/overnight. And that's it.
Keep in mind when you first start using them, your horse may be tender in that area. So be careful. The increased blood flow can make the area..."hyper-sensitive" for awhile.
Rumor gets Corti-Flex with Hyluronic Acid (HA) That stuff is amazing. I highly recommend it. The reviews that it gets are incredible. Look for it on horse.com and read reviews. My mare also gets pure MSM, and I give SmartPak Senior (Just until my supply is gone) As I feel the Corti-Flex HA is the most effective.
Rumor also gets Pentosan IM injection every 3 weeks to help reduce/keep inflammation in the hock away. (Especially the cold months) It rebuilds the affected tissues and rebuilds the joint fluid. Its similar to Adequan IM, But way way cheaper. And more effective IMPO. Adequan doesnt do anything for inflammation. Pentosan does.
Also, Pentosan is not a hock injection. I'm not going there unless absolutely needed. It goes in the muscle (anywhere on body) Safe to give, haven't had any side effects. I give the shot myself every 3 Weeks. Posted via Mobile Device