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Preview: Dr Gayle Trotter : Treating Injured Hocks

Dr. Gayle Trotter explains the different ways injured hocks can be treated in this two-part series. Dr. Trotter uses skeletal models to show the hock area. He says joints should be considered the same as an organ in the sense of of its soft tissue properties. He says most pain from hock injuries come from the joint capsule and fluid, not the cartilage and bone as many people often think.

Categories: Horse Care, Farriers & Soundness. • Tags: hocks, vet.
Part 1
Dr Trotter explains the different parts that make up the Hock joint, where pain actually comes from and how inflammation occurs.
Part 2
Dr Trotter canvases different treatments such as complete rest, when to use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (such as Bute) and injections like steroids. He gives the pros and cons for each treatments.
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