Treatment of spavins
Consider orthopaedic shoeing
This firstly reduces the weight borne by the affected side: for a spavinOsteoarthritis of the hock. on the inner face, the outer side of the shoe must be cushioned, wider and longer, to bear more weight.
Introduce suitable work
As a horse with a spavinOsteoarthritis of the hock. is often better when it is warm, a long, gentle warm up is strongly recommended.
Medical treatment and surgery
Today, a whole range of medical options is available to your veterinary surgeon. He will be able to advise you on the best treatment, depending on the exact condition from which your horse is suffering.