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  1. #21
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    Quote Originally Posted by Danier View Post
    I understand how you feel. My mare is coming 5, her arthritis is in the upper hock joints though and the prognosis isn't as positive.
    Good luck with your mare!
    Sorry to hear that, Danier.



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    You can talk to your farrier about rolling the toes on the back hooves; to ease strain on the hocks.

    We did that with my old guy; he gets his lower hocks injected once a year as well.
    Brothers and sisters, I bid you beware
    Of giving your heart to a dog to tear.
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    By the way, my vet is having me do the injections in a two-part series. She had her first injections last week and a repeat to follow in 5 weeks. Does anyone else do it this way? My vet says its been shown to help give a longer effect to the injections. But they're expensive and I don't want to do it again if it really doesn't make a difference. Anyone else have experience with this?



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    My vet said he doesn't do injections any closer than 3 months apart



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