I previously posted about my mare who has some hock pain and the thing everyone recommended first was x-rays. It's been a while but we have to get x-rays anyways for a possible fractured splint. She flexed a 1 and a 2 on either hock when flexed back in August. Since then she had been in light work for 1 month then she injured her RH leg and she hasn't done anything since. I am very new to this and I am still learning.
So what exactly will they be looking for in the x-rays of the hock?
Thanks I appreciate all the help I can get!
Last edited by *JumpIt*; Nov. 4, 2009 at 09:00 AM.
Most vets I've worked with do a very good job of sitting down with their clients and going over what they see and what that means (btw I love digital x-rays for the instant, crisp results).
Based on the feedback I guess i would ask the vet what they suggest for treatment in light of what your goals are for this horse. For example, I am willing to do a lot more to treat slight things for my competition horse (i.e. goal is competitve soundness) than for my pasture ornaments (goal is comfort).