I had Ari's hocks injected today, for the second time. The last time was about a year ago, and he's just been a little "off' since Chatt hills. I think I got one last shebang out of him and now he needed, badly, to be done again.
He is always HORRIBLY resistant to the left, which is his blind side, and I finally decided that it was probably more hock-related than sight related, although it could be either... or both.
So, I knew his left hind was causing problems anyway, and when Dr. Mark injected his "inside" joint (middle?) he commented on how "tight" it was. It didn't occur to me, but when I was talking to Amy, she asked if that meant his hocks were "fusing." I put a call back in to Dr. Mark to see if that is, in fact, what he meant, but haven't heard back yet. From what I read, though, that is actually a positive thing, once all is said and done. Sounds like I need an xray in the near future to have an idea of what is going on... but I wonder if an xray would just make ME worry more!
Here's a great article on hocks, injections and fusing of the joint.
Anyone out there in blogger-land have experience with fusing hock joints?