Hock Injections: At what point did you go from yearly to more often?
My early 20's guy has been getting annual hock injections for a couple years now. I am beginning to think he might need them done in the spring again which would put him at 6 months since the last injections.
Has anyone else had this experience where the once yearly hock injections didn't last as long anymore? Did you find doing once every 6 months worked for awhile ( as in a couple years ) if the horses' hocks were not terrible?
He has moderate arthritis in the hocks. He also gets Pentosan or Adequan once a month instead of an oral supplement. Aside from doing the hocks twice a year what are my other options?
A friend mentioned doing the Pentosan twice monthly or doing 57mg Previcox every other day? Has anyone had success with that to extend the life of the hock injections?
FWIW, the horse is not lame or off and is happy and forward once warmed up. He is just slower to warm up and behind the leg until warmed up fully. He also has seemed a little more reluctant to trot or canter down hill recently. He is worked on the flat w,t,c about 5 days a week and jumps 2'6ish once a week or so. Lots of trail rides and stretchy hacks so nothing too difficult. I just want to keep him comfy and able to do regular work for a couple more years before retirement if possible.