Clicky joints with the odd "pop" anything to worry about?

katymay

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My new boy, 12 year old Dales X is quite clicky in his joints, we get the occasional loud pop and his neck seems to pop quite a bit, he is showing no signs of stiffness or lameness and seems well in himself and happy, he certainly has plenty of forward going when out hacking and can bend nicely, he showed some lovely dressage moves last night when he was being nappy in the field so seems to have a good range of movements all over :).
I am having the physio out soon to check him over, his neck muscle over the top seems really really tight but not sure if that is normal for him?
is this something that I should be worried about? I know human joints pop and click and it doesnt necessarily mean arthritus but obviously I am worried that this may be the start of it.
Is there anything extra I can be giving him in terms of suppliments that may help? he currently gets a small amount of fast fibre, mollasses free happy hoof and Naf Pro-feet once a day.
many thanks in advance,
Kate and Jester
 

Coblover63

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If you do a search of "clicking joints" or "clicking stifle" on here you will find loads of threads which should hopefully reassure you. I have one with bilateral stifle clicks so I looked it up myself recently!
 

katymay

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Thank you both, I was starting to panic a little, poor boy, he sounds like a 90 year old OAP at times, but certainly doesn't act like it!
 

Mrs C

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When I saw the title I thought you meant owners. Was going to see ooh yes my hip is giving my gyp!
 

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My dressage mare's stifles click every walk stride but not in trot and canter. She's been checked out and is all OK.
 

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I had a horse vetted yesterday and voiced my concern to the vet over her clicking joints... the vet told me there has been research in to the association with clicking joints and arthritis and there does not seem to be a link. The horse i was having vetted clicked several times while she was there and she was not the slightest bit concerned, so i wouldn't worry!
 

katymay

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I had a horse vetted yesterday and voiced my concern to the vet over her clicking joints... the vet told me there has been research in to the association with clicking joints and arthritis and there does not seem to be a link. The horse i was having vetted clicked several times while she was there and she was not the slightest bit concerned, so i wouldn't worry!

Thank you that is very reassuring, I took him for a lovely long hack today and he didn't click once :), he was certainly full of forward going, now off to find the next thing to worry about ;)
 

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Thank you that is very reassuring, I took him for a lovely long hack today and he didn't click once :), he was certainly full of forward going, now off to find the next thing to worry about ;)
Ah.... that's just "New Owner Syndrome".... and it passes in time.... ;)
 

greyhorse535

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My boy has clicky joints in walk and has not had a day of lameness in the 2 years iv had him x
 
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