Degenerative Joint Disease in Hock
Long story short, my nine year old off the track appendix gelding has arthritic changes in his right hock.
What experiences and treatments has everyone had/used with this? I know the injections are an option, but I've also read that after a while cortisone actually can break down the joint. With that being said... has the cortisone injection helped your horse? Have they been able to be put back into work? How long did you battle with DJD before it just couldn't be managed anymore?
I've attached a couple scans... in case ya wanna check out his joints. ;) Freston1.jpg Freston2.jpg