How do I get rid of bog spavin?
Treatment will depend upon the underlying cause. Many horses with bog spavin do not require treatment. Rest and anti-inflammatory treatment such as phenylbutazone (bute) and topical anti-inflammatory gels can be useful in the early stages.
Would you buy a horse with bog spavin?
Simply having a bog spavin does not preclude a horse from upper-level dressage or other elite competition. But it might signal a weakness, previous problem or injury, and therefore a horse that has a bog spavin should be carefully examined to determine the cause.
Can you drain a bog spavin?
If your horse is young, bog spavin will often resolve itself with rest and compression bandaging. However, surgical drainage of the joint may be necessary followed by anti-inflammatory injections directly into the joint.
What is the difference between bog spavin and bone spavin?
Bone spavin involves the joints and the bone, and it’s usually osteoarthritis. And osteoarthritis is a degenerative condition of the cartilage and bone that results in proliferation of new bone in the horse’s attempt to fuse the joint. Bog spavin is extra fluid in the upper joints of the hock.
Can a horse recover from a bone spavin?
Many horses suffering from bone spavin will return to soundness and normal work but it can take six months to two years for full recovery in some cases. Some affected horses are left with a residual lameness or gait abnormality and are retired or resume work at a lower level.
What does bog spavin describe?
Definition of bog spavin : a soft swelling usually on the inner surface of the hock of horses resulting from chronic inflammation of the hock joint with accumulation of fluid in the synovial capsule.
Where is a bog spavin?
Bog spavin is excessive fluid in the largest of the hock joints. This can result in slight or severe enlargement of the hock. One or both hocks may be affected. It is more commonly seen in younger horses, although it can occur at any age.
Does bone spavin cause lameness?
Bone spavin is degenerative, non-septic arthritis of the smaller hock joints. It is more often seen in older horses and ponies and is a common cause of hindlimb lameness. The lameness can range from mild stiffness with toe dragging to quite severe.
How long should you leave Back on Track boots on a horse?
Back on Track products should be introduced gradually. They should only be applied for a total of 4 hours for the first 2-3 days. After that it is recommended to keep them on for 8-12 hours per session. The longer they are left on the better the results.