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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Mar. 10, 2009
    Lexington, KY

    Default cyst in Stifle/efficacy of polyglycan?

    I have a 3yr old warmblood/TB filly that became a bit off in the hind end. Because I am paranoid and work at a vet clinic I brought her in and had her xrayed. A cyst in the medial aspect of her right stifle showed up. The vet reccommended a 2 week course of Bute, Polyglycan shots once a week, and if she is still off in two months he will inject her. He said to keep riding her, just don't do many circles. This horse was to be my future eventer/jumper, so my stomach is in knots over this!

    I am looking for success stories of horses competing with stifle cysts, and what do people feel about Polyglycan? Does it work? How often do you give it?

    Thanks in advance!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov. 3, 2006


    I used Polyglycan for my older guy, and for him it was great. Less expensive than the alternatives, and for him more effective. Stifles can be dicey. Is he a candidate for arthroscopy.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jul. 20, 2003
    Back in the 9A


    Can't advise you about the cyst, but I love polyglycan for my 14 y.o. Novice/Training eventer. She responds really well to it.
    Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.

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