Capped Hock / Elbow / Knee
Capped hock, elbows and knees are all bursal injuries and result from a direct trauma to the area.
E.g. A horse may knock its knee whilst jumping. The result is swelling caused by the production of excess synovial fluid.
Can Niagara Equissage help with Capped hock?
Any build up of synovial fluid can be successfully treated with Niagara Equissage. Although unsightly, such ‘blemishes’ are unlikely to cause unsoundness and Niagara Equissage can do much to reduce their appearance.
Massage the affected areas with the Hand Unit for 10 minutes per day to disperse the fluids and reduce the risk of callous skin forming (by keeping the area nourished with a good blood supply).
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