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You need xray you need to know what damage has been done leg may need strapping up if it is treated right dog will come back ok when they say sprained hock they have no idea what damage has been done that is why you need xray 

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Bit late to the party but have you seen a boneman or running dog specialist?

I thought my bitch suffered a sprained hock november 2018, according to regular vet. She was on off lame the whole season but managed to do a fair bit, come February 2019 she was still having lame days after a nights lamping so got her to a greyhound boneman who diagnosed her with a tendon injury in her hock and suggested 6 months rest before it severed. I bred her that spring whilst off resting and 6 months later no real improvement so went to a greyhound specialist vet who said her tendon was fine, the issue had in fact been a fractured hock which by then has calcified and set itself! 4 weeks of bone radial then 4 weeks lead walking, and she seemed sound (hock stilk looks weird but no longer limped) so i got her fit and by end of September she was lamping again. Last season was the best season she's had yet. Wish I'd gone to the specialist first instead of my regular vet as he would have found and fixed the fracture straight away but lesson learned. 

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