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Cost of hock injections, what is your experience?

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  • Cost of hock injections, what is your experience?

    Both of mine get hock injections every 6 months. One is 18 and remitted to dressage after an eventing career, the other is 8 with premature hock arthritis. Both are doing very well with the schedule and I'm not looking to change it, just wondered what others are paying. Mine are running about $600-$625 for each horse each 6 months. I use a high end equine vet. OMG, lol, I just did the math! Don't ever do the math!
    "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope

  • #2
    I just close my eyes and give my credit card to the vet.......

    I think I pay less than that for my vet, for the injections themselves. But it could be because of the area we are located in (pretty rural, for the most part). But my horse is rather complicated so he always needs other things too, besides injections.
    It is not enough to know how to ride; one must know how to fall.


    • #3
      In San Diego we are running $600-$800 for the bilateral hocks (2 sites each). Yes it has gotten expensive!


      • #4
        Don’t let my vet see this thread! I pay about $400 for them.


        • Original Poster

          Originally posted by Duramax View Post
          Don’t let my vet see this thread! I pay about $400 for them.
          "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope


          • #6
            I paid about a grand but that was in Millbrook, NY. Duramax is VERY lucky!!! Hoping if she needs them again our home vet will be cheaper!


            • #7
              I pay like $350-$370ish? Total. Two injections per hock, both hocks.

              They come to the farm to do them. I also live in the (equine) middle of nowhere so that helps.


              • #8
                With my employee discount, I get lower hocks done for $298, including the farm call. When your horse needs them done every 5 months, it’s a big help! For non-employees, they run around $430 without a lameness exam.


                • #9
                  Last year I paid in the $300's (can't recall the exact figure) for lower joint injections, and I think that was including sedation, at one of the top sporthorse clinics nearby. However, it does depend on *what* you are injecting, too; adding more stuff to the cocktail would have bumped the price up a bit.


                  • #10
                    In my local area, I pay about $350 to get both hocks, upper and lower joints, injected. This includes sedation. I had them injected at a clinic in MD last November and paid ~$650.


                    • #11
                      I pay $380 plus sedation and farm call.
                      Originally posted by PeanutButterPony
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                      • #12
                        My vet recently quoted me $350 per hock plus farm call and sedation. There would probably be an exam/handling fee int there too, so it probably works out to be more like $400 per hock in reality.
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                        • Original Poster

                          Originally posted by FatCatFarm View Post
                          My vet recently quoted me $350 per hock plus farm call and sedation. There would probably be an exam/handling fee int there too, so it probably works out to be more like $400 per hock in reality.
                          So $800. Ouch!
                          "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope


                          • #14
                            The first time was rough because it was the lameness eval plus the sedation and injections.. but the injections are $350 for both. He's gone almost a year but he's ready to be injected again. He's an older QH in light work.


                            • #15
                              Also in an expensive area. Cost has been around $800 for the past two rounds... Mare really needs them every 6 months if I am to keep riding her.
                              You have to have experiences to gain experience.

                              1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


                              • #16
                                Remember that cost also very much depends on what you inject...depo vs. vetalog/kenalog vs. betamethasone, plus/minus HA and what brand of HA. So it’s hard to price exactly without those details!


                                • #17
                                  $600 All in, including sedation and vet call. 2 injections per hock.
                                  In Ontario.


                                  • #18
                                    When I had bilateral hocks and a stifle done in michigan it would run me about $600 including the farm call. In Florida it was significantly more. My vet bill is just short of $1500 for two stifles and two hocks. That did have a lameness exam (new vet for me) and two farm calls in it - they did not do all those injections in one visit.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      Originally posted by RS View Post
                                      Remember that cost also very much depends on what you inject...depo vs. vetalog/kenalog vs. betamethasone, plus/minus HA and what brand of HA. So it’s hard to price exactly without those details!
                                      Yes thank you! That is a very good point.
                                      "Punch him in the wiener. Then leave." AffirmedHope