SYMPTOMS OF STIFLE LOCK
- Is when the patella is stuck, and the hind limb cannot bend correctly.
- Reluctance to canter
- Dragging rear toes
- Pop sound when moving
- Reluctance to reverse
CAUSES OF STIFLE LOCK
Confirmation of the horse especially straight limbs and quadriceps muscle weakness. More common in young horses in growth spurts.
DIAGNOSIS OF STIFLE LOCK
Diagnosis of stifle lock can be done via examination. The horse will be standing with their hind leg in a locked position appearing very straight. When you ask the horse to walk, they will often drag their hoof behind them.
TREATMENT OF STIFLE LOCK
Treatment normally involves anti-inflammatories, modified exercise routine and the possibility of injections.
PRODUCT & DOSE RATE
ProflamAid Plus 50g - 75g Continue with this dose until horse is dramatically improved, usually a minimum of 4-6 weeks. Once your horse is comfortable you can drop the dose to a maintenance level of 5-15g per day only increasing prior to an event or hard work and hard ground.