Arthritis & Degenerative Joint Disease

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Joint Injection Refresher

September 30, 2015

Learn about using joint injections to help treat common causes of lameness and reduced performance. ... Read More

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Osteoarthritis and IRAP

September 23, 2015

How long will a horse with osteoarthritis remain sound after successful IRAP treatment? ... Read More

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Bute for Old Bones

September 17, 2015

My vet wants my 38-year-old on phenylbutazone forever. Is there anything else that could help him with no side effects?... Read More

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On the Move With Your Horse

September 17, 2015

Before you hit the asphalt trail, consider these expert tips to make sure your horse arrives healthy and happy.... Read More

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Tips for Maintaining Aged Horses' Health

August 28, 2015

Find out how to ensure your senior horses stay healthy all through their golden years.... Read More

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Survey: Limbs, Not Feet, Main Cause of Lameness

August 27, 2015

A British survey revealed that lameness is three times more likely to be caused by limb conditions than hoof problems.... Read More

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Ringbone Treatment Options

August 22, 2015

What is the best way to treat ringbone in horses?... Read More

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Researchers Study Impact's Impact on Bone Health

July 13, 2015

Finite-element modeling is providing a more in-depth look at equine joint health under varying loading conditions.... Read More

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UK Graduate Student Spotlight: Wenying Zhu

June 27, 2015

Zhu's research focused on evaluating intra-articular glucocorticoid therapies for equine osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Poll Recap: Senior Horse Health Concerns

June 23, 2015

Readers said they are most concerned about senior horses' nutrition, followed by their joint and soft tissue health.... Read More

Prior to having an MRI performed, the horse must have all shoes removed and the hooves cleaned. Steel horseshoes and nails are magnetic and cannot enter the MRI scanner.

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The Equine Athlete: Healthy Hooves, Healthy Joints

June 23, 2015

Vets know balanced hooves help maintain healthy joints. Learn more from our experts, who are both vets and farriers.... Read More

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Bogers Receives $15,000 Elaine Klein Development Award

April 18, 2015

Dr. Sophie H. Bogers' research focuses on using stem cells to treat osteoarthritis in horses.... Read More

Veterinarians in the U.K. generally treat joint injections as surgical procedures.

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Infectious Arthritis Incidence Following Joint Injections

March 23, 2015

Researchers determined that the overall incidence of infection was 9.2 per 10,000 injections.... Read More

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Algae: The Next Big Thing for Equine Lameness and OA?

March 09, 2015

An extract from blue-green algae--a potentially toxic substance--could help arthritic horses without poisoning them.... Read More

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Aquatic Exercise's Effect on Equine Osteoarthritis

February 27, 2015

Underwater treadmill therapy can significantly improve balance control in horses with osteoarthritis.... Read More

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Is Early Detection of Arthritis in Horses Finally a Reality?

December 28, 2014

Radiographs (X rays) and low-field MRI appear to be useful tools for diagnosing early-stage arthritis.... Read More

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'Some Horses Just Don't Know They're Old...'

December 23, 2014

How do you balance your old horse's work load with his physical limitations?... Read More

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Horse Knees: The Crooked, the Chipped, and the Inflamed

December 20, 2014

Horses' knees are prone to both congenital and acquired lameness problems. Here's what you need to know.... Read More

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Bundle Up! Riding Senior Horses in Cold Weather

December 10, 2014

Do you keep your older horses working throughout the winter? What precautions do you take when you ride?... Read More

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Can Tiludronate be Used in Horse Joints?

December 03, 2014

Researchers are working to better understand tiludronate's impact on horses' joint cartilage.... Read More

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Equine Functional Electronic Stimulation (FES)

November 21, 2014

An established human therapy helps horses as well. Learn about FES and its possible equine applications.... Read More

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The Golden Years: Caring for the Senior Horse

October 03, 2014

With a little extra care and attention, many older horses can have an extended career and a comfortable life.... Read More

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How Do You Prevent a Horse from Getting Arthritis?

August 01, 2014

Dr. Bryant Craig shares steps to prevent arthritis in the athletic horse. (00:02:06)... Read More

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10 Equine Joint Health Resources on TheHorse.com

July 31, 2014

Learn about options for keeping horses' joints healthy and for treating those that have developed problems. ... Read More

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A Whole-Horse Approach to Managing Joint Disease

July 28, 2014

From hoof and veterinary care to nutrition, exercise, and acupuncture, find out how to keep your horse sound.... Read More