About a year ago I had my then 13-year-old Hanoverian mare’s hocks and one stifle injected. The vet I used was the best in the area and the stable she was kept was impeccable. About a week, maybe two, after the injections she developed cellulitis in both legs, no fever. It was treated and the horse is fine - the vet’s best guess was the antiseptic used to clean injection sites set off the inflammation.
As show season is ramping up this year I know the injections would be a benefit, but I am obviously fearful of trying again since the risk of reoccurrence is probably greater if something other than the antiseptic caused it.
I have a couple questions for you:
- Has your horse experienced cellulitis following injections (both legs) that did not come on immediately? If so, please share your experience and resolution.
- As an alternative I am considering starting with Adequan and Equinoxx. Any other thoughts or suggestions?