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Popping patellas 

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carrageen
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23 days ago
carrageen
Posts: 4
Hi Dr. Ruth,
I have a female that had a heavy girl riding her for awhile. It seems to have damaged her joints. She has been removed from that pen. You can hear the popping as she walks. She is not uncomfortable and can run to keep up with the herd. My vet Oked the use of glucosamine to add to her grain. I have used it for about a year. She is not worse but the sound is still there and sometimes the joint gets stuck and she has to work to get it unstuck. I was wondering with your experience if there is a better supplement for her.
Thanks for your time. Carol
edited by carrageen on 9/28/2018
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