VetWatch: Hock Arthritis

Arthritis of the small joints of the hock is a very common condition affecting all types of horses. It is not just a disease of geriatrics, in fact we regularly see this in horses around 7 or 8-years-old. It is often picked up at this time of year as the weather gets cold and miserable and when horses are not worked as frequently and the joints seize up. Alex Buist from Ryder-Davies and Partners explains more about ‘Spavins’.

NOV13 VetWatch Alex

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