Thank you for your response. I did however get my ages mixed up, this gelding turned 3 this year. Had been working very well but then when going to the left would not stop on his hind end but instead would stop on his front. He seem to have improved since the injections, I will pass along the information for maintenance using Adequan or Legend while he is in training. I wasn't so concerned about the HA as I was the steroid. I know it is important to use to get the inflammation down. But I always worry that it can set the horse up for more serious injury in the future. As pain does limit us and it keeps us from doing further damave
I have a couple of more questions you mentioned appropriate dose, could you tell me what the appropriate dose is? Also how often is too often? How soon after treatment can he be ridden? And should he have some time off before they start up with him again?
I kind of cringe at the idea of injecting anything in a horse this young, but he is not mine, I did however halter break him and do most of the handling of him as a weanling and yearling, when he left me you could do darn near anything with him and he didn't fuss. Lead well, trailered well, groomed and washed, clipped, and was ok with having his feet done.... the whole nine yards. My best friend owns him and she is worried and is looking to me for answers. Thank-you for your replies. I appreciate anything you can tell me and I will pass along your information to her as well as the information I have gotten from reading some research papers on the this type of treatment in performance horses.
His trainer is away at a show for the next 10 days and his staff is keeping him legged up, I told her to just bring him home for those 10 days. She went up to see him and she is not happy with the way he looks. But other than gather information for her there is not much else I can do.
Hello Dr Taus. I just sent some information about the horse i asked information on, unfortunately i used the wrong window to repy, i used "asked a question" window. so you will probably get everything you need from that. If not let me know and I will resend using this page. sincerely XXXX XXXX