Capped Hock

Capped hocks, elbows and knees are all bursal injuries and result from a direct trauma to the area. For example a horse may knock its knee whilst jumping. The result is swelling caused by the production of excess synovial fluid.

Can Equissage help?


Any build up of synovial fluid can be successfully treated with Equissage. Although unsightly, such ‘blemishes’ are unlikely to cause unsoundness and 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) - in which case it becomes harder if not impossible to restore the area to as near normal as possible.